Porta Recalls Residential Elevators Due to Serious Fall Hazard

This recall involves all residential elevators with plastic electro mechanical door locks. The EMDLs are installed as part of a complete residential elevator system.  Locks included in this recall have a plastic generation 1, 2, 3 or 4 latch and keeper attached to the upper corner on the elevator side of each landing door. A UL or ETL label affixed to the bottom of the EMDL box has “Porta Inc.” printed on it.

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The plastic locks can allow the landing door to open before the elevator car arrives, posing a serious fall hazard to consumers attempting to board the elevator.
  • Remedy
    Replace
  • Incidents
    The firm has received two reports of lock failure. No injuries have been reported.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using elevators equipped with the electro mechanical door locks and contact their elevator service company to have the plastic locks replaced with metal parts.
  • Sold At
    Elevator manufacturers nationwide from January 2005 through December 2011 for between $20,000 and $40,000.
 
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