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Elevator
Products at Public Facilities
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Elevators or Other Lifts (Excl. Escalators, Hoists, Jacks, (1889)
WAUPACA ELEVATOR CO    
 
 
Waupaca Elevator Co. Issued a safety notice stating • Potential failure of portion of the lifting mechanism resulting in a possible unexpected drop of your elevator". Waupaca further states: "there are no means to visually inspect the gear system• It is not a product defect it’s due to normal wear" but it has no way to substantiate that claim since there is no definition of what is normal wear. Waupaca is awaiting an approval from CPSC on a safety device that would prevent the elevator from dropping.

In our senior community there are fifty two affected Waupaca home elevators. Seniors purchased the elevators for convenience and personal safety which is now being called in question by the very company at produced the elevators. Seniors are now apprehensive and scared to use their elevators.

Incidents have occurred where consumers have been injured, however Waupaca is not willing to state as to when, how many, and severity of the injuries.

Waupca has agreed to inspect and install a new safety device which will prevent an unexpected elevator drop soon as CPSC approves the device. However, Waupaca does not address the issue of faulty engineering. Subliminally Waupaca suggest that the owners of the elevators pay for the dangerous and faulty power/gearbox; cost approx $10,000.00. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LETTER AND DOCUMENTATION.
6/13/2018
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, Level of care not known
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