Wheelchair barrier defect prompts Micro Bird bus recall

Posted on April 11, 2012

Micro Bird Incorporated has announced a voluntary recall for 13 of its Micro Bird and Girardin G5 transit buses equipped with Braun Vista 2 and Century 2 wheel chair lifts. The roll stop latches affixed to the outer barrier of these wheel chair lifts may become misshapen or improperly aligned after repeated use over time. If a wheelchair is not detained by the roll stop latch, the wheel chair may roll off the ramp. If this happens while the platform is suspended in the air, the wheelchair may hit the ground with enough force to injure its occupant.

Micro Bird will begin informing owners and operators of affected vehicles, which were manufactured during model years 2008 through 2010, and making repairs to the defective roll stop latches at no cost to the consumer.

Consumers in search of more information on this and other vehicle recalls, can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety’s Vehicle Safety Hotline.  For inquiries regarding the Micro Bird and Girardin G5 transit bus recall, reference campaign identification number 12V154000. Consumers may also contact Micro Bird directly and reference Micro Bird campaign number 12-052-BRU.

As a Bakersfield car accident attorney, I hope this transit bus recall is carried out before anyone is injured by the potentially defective auto parts. If you or someone you love has been injured in a collision or other incident involving a recalled vehicle, please consider hiring a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer.

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