ALTEC AH85 2011: EQUIPMENT

Make : ALTEC Model : AH85 Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2009-10-01 - 2012-12-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V308000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-08-04 Date Received by ODI: 2014-06-04 Date Added to Database: 2014-06-10
Manufacturers Involved: Altec Industries Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: CSN 598
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 120
Summary:
      Altec Industries, Inc. "Altec" is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 AH75, AH85, and AH100 Aerial Devices manufactured October 2009 through December 2012. The affected devices may allow electricity to be conducted through the boom due to water entering into the fiberglass layers. Additionally, the joint connecting the fiberglass insert and the steel boom components may fail.
Consequence:
      A fiberglass lower boom insert that can conduct electricity increases the risk of electrocution to the operator should the boom contact a power line. If the joint between the fiberglass insert and the steel boom component fails, the boom may fall, putting the operator at an increased risk of injury.
Remedy:
      Altec will notify owners, and dealers will do supplemental dielectric testing and replace the lower boom, free of charge. Owners may contact Altec customer service at 1-877-462-5832. Altec's number for this recall is CSN 598.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.