GIRARDIN SB1000 1991: STRUCTURE:BODY

Make : GIRARDIN Model : SB1000 Year : 1991
Build Dates : 1989-01-01 - 1994-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 95V120000
Date Owner's Notified: 1995-06-15 Date Received by ODI: 1995-06-14 Date Added to Database: 1995-06-14
Manufacturers Involved: A. GIRARDIN INC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 386
Summary:
      PASSENGERS' CLOTHING CAN UNKNOWINGLY BECOME CAUGHT IN THE HANDRAILS AT BUS DOORS WHEN EXITING THE BUS.
Consequence:
      WHEN A PASSENGER'S CLOTHING BECOMES CAUGHT IN THE HANDRAIL, AND THE BUS DRIVER CLOSES THE DOOR AND PUTS THE VEHICLE IN MOTION,THE INDIVIDUAL IS SUBJECT TO BEING DRAGGED BY THE BUS. THIS CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL A HALF-MOON SHAPED PART BEHIND THE HANDRAIL, AT THE LOWER END WHERE IT ATTACHES TO THE STEPWELL OF THE DOUBLE LEAF DOOR.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; HANDRAILS AT BUS ENTRYWAYS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL BUSES WITH TUBULAR HANDRAILS.NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE TIME AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT GIRARDIN AT 1-819-477-3222, EXT. 238. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.