NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Is OSHA's "shaming" (via press releases, etc.) of employers who violate safety rules an effective deterrent?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote Results



Does your CEO 'Get it?'

Tell us why on the submission form and your CEO could appear among the 2016 selections.

Manufacturer issues safety notice for scissor lifts

November 7, 2012

Tags
  • / Print
  • Reprints
  • Text Size:
    A A

Redmond, WA – Heavy equipment manufacturer Terex Corp. recently issued a safety notice for Genie brand scissor lifts equipped with an oscillating axle system.

According to the notice, the axle system on models GS-3390, GS-4390 and GS-5390 could malfunction. The axles might continue moving back and forth when the machine is driven into a depression with the platform raised, which could cause the machine to become unstable and tip over.

The notice covers machines with the following serial numbers:

  • GS90-41170
  • GS9004-41592 to GS9004-42016
  • GS9005-42017 to GS9005-42684
  • GS9006-42686 to GS9006-43736
  • GS9007-43737 to GS9007-45424
  • GS9008-45426 to GS9008-47059
  • GS9009-47060 to GS9009-47243
  • GS9010-47251 to GS9010-47437
  • GS9011-47456 to GS9011-47898
  • GS9012-47900 to GS9012-48127

To resolve the issue, customers should install the wire harness kit P/N 217572, which can be ordered at (800) 536-1800. In the meantime, Terex said the lifts can still be used but only on a firm, level surface.

Post a comment to this article

Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.