ALTEC AT37-G 2009: EQUIPMENT

Make : ALTEC Model : AT37-G Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2005-10-01 - 2008-01-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 11V197000
Date Owner's Notified: 2011-04-01 Date Received by ODI: 2011-03-28 Date Added to Database: 2011-03-29
Manufacturers Involved: Altec Industries Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 832
Summary:
      ALTEC IS RECALLING CERTAIN AT35-G, AT37-G, AT235, AND AT237 AERIAL DEVICES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 2005 THROUGH OCTOBER 2008. THESE UNITS ARE EQUIPPED WITH BILLET STEEL COUNTERWEIGHT THAT IS WELDED IN PLACE. IN THE EVENT OF WELD FAILURE, THE COUNTERWEIGHT MAY FALL OUT WHILE TRAVELLING.
Consequence:
      IF THESE STEEL PIECES FALL IN THE PATH OF THE VEHICLE OR OTHER TRAFFIC, A VEHICLE CRASH INVOLVING DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT.
Remedy:
      ALTEC HAS DEVELOPED KITS TO IMPROVE THE ATTACHMENT OF THE BILLET STEEL COUNTERWEIGHTS. CUSTOMERS AT THEIR OPTION MAY PERFORM THE REPAIR OR HAVE A DEALER INSTALL THE KIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALTEC AT 1-877-462-5832.
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'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .