Update: Altec Cranes Recalled for Pinch Point Hazard
The NHTSA on April 16, 2021, announced a recall for the following Altec Cranes:
- 2017-2020 Altec DT65-H
- 2017-2020 Altec DT65-E
These cranes were manufactured with a capacity placard plate that was placed in a location which could cause a pinch point for the operator’s hand. “If the operator’s hand is resting on the plate it could be pinched as the boom is raised, increasing the risk of an injury,” NHTSA said.
Altec’s number for this recall is CSN 800.
What’s the Problem?
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a recall for certain Altec aerial lift devices which could lower unexpectedly during use, which poses a serious fall risk to users. This NHTSA Recall began on Jan. 14, 2021, and affects:
- 2006-2020 Altec AH150 Articulating Non-Overcenter Aerial Devices
- 2006-2020 Altec AH125S Articulating Non-Overcenter Aerial Devices
These aerial lifts were sold with an incorrect counterbalance valve installed in the main lift cylinder, which could cause the valve to open due to the pressure in the cylinder exceeding the setting. If one of the hoses between the cylinder and the external counterbalance valve manifold were to lose pressure, the boom could lower unexpectedly, increasing the risk of severe injuries or death.
If you purchased an aerial lift that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact your local Altec dealer for a free counterbalance valve repair.
Altec’s number for this recall is CSN 784.
Altec D-Series Digger Derrick Recall
This NHTSA announced in March 2021 that Altec is recalling the following digger derricks set up for combined use and equipped with radio remote upper controls:
- 2016-2020 Altec DH-B Series Digger Derrick
- 2016-2020 Altec DH-E Series Digger Derrick
- 2016-2020 Altec D3000-E Digger Derrick
These digger derricks do not have the combined use capacity chart, which could cause the operator to not have access to the rated capacity information while they are operating the equipment in combined use. This problem could increase the risk of an injury, NHTSA said.
Altec’s number for this recall is CSN 792.
Do I Have an Altec Aerial Lift Class Action Lawsuit?
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If you or a loved one was injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.