24E017 – Outer Barrier May Deploy Unexpectedly – BraunAbility Wheelchair Lifts

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February 15, 2024 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 24E017000

Outer Barrier May Deploy Unexpectedly/FMVSS 403

Unexpected outer barrier deployment may result in the platform not securely retaining the wheelchair, increasing the risk of injury to lift occupants.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 24E017

Manufacturer Braun Corporation

Components EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 92

 

Summary

The Braun Corporation (Braun) is recalling certain BraunAbility Wheelchair Lifts, with part number NULC65S32X60I. The outer barrier may deploy unexpectedly. As such, these lifts fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 403, “Platform Lift Systems.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will relocate the ground sensing pressure switch, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 13, 2024. Owners may contact Braun customer service at 1-800-488-0359.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 


Chronology :

In February 2024, a BraunAbility customer performed testing outside of required scope and found under extreme conditions outer barrier deploys prematurely. BraunAbility performed investigation and validated the concern on 2/12/2024.

 


1 Affected Product

Equipment

BRAND PART NO. PRODUCTION DATES
BRAUN WHEELCHAIR LIFTS

 


2 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-24E017-8937.pdf 774.295KB

 


Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-24E017-8475.PDF 213.479KB

 


Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=24E017&docType=RCL

 


 

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