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Altec AC18 Recall, Altec AC23 Recall, Altec AC38 Recall

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
ALTEC AC18 2011
ALTEC AC23 2011
ALTEC AC38 2008-2011
Manufacturer: ALTEC INDUSTRIES INC.Mfr's Report Date: JAN 27, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V041000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18
Summary:
 ALTEC IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 AC38 AND MODEL YEAR 2011 AC18 AND AC23 UTILITY VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH AN ANTI-TWO BLOCK (ATB) SWITCH TREE GUARD OPTION. THE ATB TREE GUARD SWITCH BRACKET MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.
Consequence:
 IF THE BRACKET WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY, THE COMPONENTS COULD BE DISLODGED WHEN THE BOOM IS RAISED TOWARDS THE MAXIMUM ELEVATION AND COULD CAUSE THE ATB SWITCH, COVER, AND WEIGHT TO FALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO PEOPLE OR PROPERTY BELOW.
Remedy:
 ALTEC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND INSTRUCT UNIT OWNERS TO INSPECT THE INSTALLATION OF THE TREE GUARD SWITCH BRACKET AND CORRECT ANY INCORRECT INSTALLATIONS

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