US BUS UNIVERSE 1995: STRUCTURE:BODY

Make : US BUS Model : UNIVERSE Year : 1995
Build Dates : 1995-01-01 - 1996-09-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 96V206000
Date Owner's Notified: 1997-05-20 Date Received by ODI: 1996-10-26 Date Added to Database: 1996-10-30
Manufacturers Involved: U.S. BUS CORPORATION
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 616
Summary:
      AN ITEM WORN BY A CHILD, SUCH AS A LONG DRAWSTRING, SASH, OR BACKPACK/BOOKBAG ACCESSORY, CAN BECOME CAUGHT IN THE AREA BETWEEN THE HANDRAIL AND THE FLOOR.
Consequence:
      IF AN ITEM WORN BY A CHILD WERE TO CATCH ON THIS AREA, AND THE DRIVER WERE TO CLOSE THE DOOR AND PUT THE VEHICLE IN MOTION, THIS CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
      US BUS HAS GONE OUT OF BUSINESS. THE CORRECTION WAS TO TURN THE HANDLE UPSIDE DOWN AND INSTALL A REDESIGNED "WHITE" SPACER BETWEEN THE FLOOR AND THE HANDRAIL.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 20, 1997. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT U.S. BUS AT 1-914-357-2510.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.