Elevator Safety & Children

Freedom Hydro Home ElevatorIt was little more than a year ago when the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission launched an investigation into home elevators and child safety. The investigation focused on one area of how some home elevators are designed. Specifically, they were looking at a gap in space between a swinging exterior hoistway and the gate of an elevator car. The gap is what drew concern. If the space is too large, a small child can get stuck between the door and the gate. Some of the space concern could be alleviated by a customer talking to the elevator installer before installation and deciding on a way to ensure there would be no significant gap.

When the Consumer Product Safety Commission initially launched the investigation last year, the agency estimated there were approximately 1,600 accidents between 2011 and 2012 that involved residential elevators and lifts.

This was not lost on the home elevator industry.

Earlier this year, a new public education campaign was launched. The campaign is designed to raise awareness about the safe installation, operation and maintenance of home elevators. The campaign was the first industry-wide effort to provide comprehensive information on elevator safety for consumers.

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