Altec recalls 1,200 vehicles due to defective boom

Posted on April 3, 2012

Altec Industries Incorporated has announced a voluntary recall for more than 1,200 units of its AA755 and AA755L vehicles, due to a design defect that can cause increased injury risk.  For certain AA755 and AA755L vehicles manufactured in model years 1993 through 2004, continually overloading or side loading the vehicle’s booms may potentially cause the lower boom to fracture adjacent to its lower boom pivot.

Unless the use of the AA755 and AA755L vehicles is discontinued, the boom could fail, putting any person or property below the boom at greater risk of sustaining injury or damage.

Altec has not yet specified a date to begin its recall program, but consumers will be notified, and owners of affected vehicles will be provided with a AA Boom Stiffener Kit. Consumers concerned about this recall or seeking more information can contact Altec Industries, or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline.

The recall campaign number for this product is CSN 559.

As a highly experienced San Diego car accident lawyer, I sincerely hope that this recall will be successfully completed before this defective product hurts anyone. When heavy industrial equipment malfunctions it puts everyone in danger. If you or someone you love or care about  has been harmed by a defective product, please consider discussing the specifics of your legal case with a licensed San Diego personal injury lawyer.

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