S&K Series (L Model)
RE: Safety Standard Recall Notification 09E-061
February 1, 2010
Ricon has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in the Ricon wheelchair lift installed in your vehicle.
WHAT IS BEING RECALLED:
This recall applies to all Ricon DOT Public Use, “L-model” S and K Series wheelchair lifts manufactured between October 2007 to December 18, 2009, with serial numbers in the range between 227703 and 252585. The model designation can be identified as follows:
DOT Public Use - SXXXX-LXXXXXXXX
DOT Public Use - KXXXX-LXXXXXXXX
WHY IS IT BEING RECALLED:
As with all other Ricon lifts, this lift was designed to stop automatically when the operator runs it from the ground level to the vehicle floor level, as long as the operator continues to depress the “UP” button until the lift stops on its own. If, however, the operator releases the “UP” button while the lift is still moving, the lift may continue to move and eventually initiate stowage, which could tilt the platform prematurely. Though this condition is remote, operating the lift in a manner other than specified in the instructions can be considered a form of misuse that is foreseeable. In most cases, this solution, will involve a simple, remote software upload process that will be handled by the nearest authorized Ricon agent, and should take just a few minutes. This situation could cause personal injury.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.