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Thursday, July 3, 2008

CONVENTIONAL SCHOOL BUSES RECALLED BY BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
BLUE BIRD / CONVENTIONAL
2001-2002
Manufacturer : BLUE BIRD BODY COMPANY Mfr's Report Date : JUN 27, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V287000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 126
Summary:
 BLUE BIRD IS RECALLING 126 MY 2001 AND 2002 CONVENTIONAL SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 19 AND OCTOBER 21, 2001, EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL FLIP-UP SEAT BOTTOM CUSHIONS. THE SEAT BOTTOM CUSHION REAR RETAINING CLIPS MAY HAVE BEEN OMITTED WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 222, "SEAT CUSHION RETENTION."
Consequence:
 IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT CUSHION MAY FLIP UP EXPOSING THE OCCUPANTS TO INCREASED RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy:
 BLUE BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE A REMEDY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JULY 23, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BLUE BIRD AT 478-422-2242.
Notes:
 BLUE BIRD RECALL NO. R08NE. 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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