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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

TBEI, INC, RECALLS CRYSTEEL TRUCK HOISTS USED ON DUMP TRUCK APPLICATIONS..

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
CRYSTEEL TRUCK HOIST / LB400
9999
CRYSTEEL TRUCK HOIST / LB500
9999
CRYSTEEL TRUCK HOIST / LB510
9999
CRYSTEEL TRUCK HOIST / LO-BOY
9999
Manufacturer : TBEI, INCORPORATED Mfr's Report Date : MAR 27, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08E028000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 605
Summary:
 TBEI IS RECALLING 605 CRYSTEEL TRUCK HOISTS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 23 AND MARCH 19, 2008. THE AFFECTED HOISTS WERE SOLD ONLY AS AFTER MARKET FOR USE ON DUMP TRUCK APPLICATIONS. EACH TENSION ARM OF THE HOIST WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE 6 WELDS. INSTEAD, EACH ARM MAY HAVE ONLY 5 WELDS. THE STRESS ON EACH TENSION ARM OF A HOIST WITH 5 WELDS WAS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN IT WOULD BE WITH 6 WELDS.
Consequence:
 THESE STRESSES COULD ULTIMATELY CAUSE A PREMATURE FAILURE OF THE HOIST WHICH COULD RESULT IN THE LOWER ARMS BREAKING AND THE BODY FALLING. THE SUDDEN JOLT OF THE FALLING BODY HITTING THE TRUCK FRAME COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO BOUNCE, POSSIBLY CAUSING THE DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL.
Remedy:
 TBEI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE HOISTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TBEI AT 952-941-0752.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
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