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Waupaca Elevator Lawsuit

Waupaca Elevator Lawsuit

Waupaca recalled about 8,000 home elevators that can fall down the shaft, resulting in serious injuries and deaths.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Waupaca elevator induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or died in an elevator accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Waupaca Hit With Lawsuits for Serious Injuries in Elevator Accidents

In May 2021, Waupaca Elevator Company was hit with multiple lawsuits after people were injured in horrific elevator accidents, including one with a high-speed braking device installed.

Waupaca Elevator Recall

In October 2018, Waupaca recalled about 8,000 residential elevators because they can suddenly fall to the bottom of the shaft, resulting in serious injuries or death to anyone inside.

What is the Problem?

Waupaca has extensive backlog of overspeed safety device installations, which may take several years to complete. The elevators are not safe to use until the safety device has been installed.

What Elevators Were Recalled?

The recall involves Custom Lift 450# and 500# Capacity elevators. The recalled elevators were sold nationwide from 1979 through 2008 by Waupaca dealers. The elevators cost from $5,000 to $14,000.

How Many People Have Been Injured?

As of October 2021, there have been 15 reports of the elevator cab falling to the bottom of the shaft. At least 13 people have suffered injuries, including sprained knees and ankles, and broken bones. One person died in August 2018, according to the CPSC.

Safety Officials Re-Announce Waupaca Elevator Recall

In July 2021, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned consumers to stop using Waupaca elevators until the overspeed safety device could be installed.

CPSC Reports 1 Death in Waupaca Elevator Accident in California

The CPSC reported that 1 person died when the elevator fell to the bottom of the shaft in August 2018 at a home in Millbrae, California. “Other injuries caused by elevators falling include broken bones and strained or sprained knees and ankles,” according to the CPSC.

Waupaca Elevator Accident Risks

  • Death
  • Broken bones
  • Strained knees
  • Ankle and knee sprains
  • Falls
  • Being trapped in the elevator
  • Mechanical failure
  • And more

Do I have a Waupaca Elevator Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Waupaca elevator induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or died in an elevator accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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