Ambulances Recalled for Failure to Meet Safety Standards

In a news statement, Medix, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced a voluntary recall campaign for its TypeII ambulances manufactured between 2007-2011. The start date for the manufacturing of these vehicles is September 2, 2007. The reason these ambulances are being recalled is that the seats installed are in a rear facing position in the patient compartment with only a type I (lap belt only) seat belt configuration. This places the vehicles in violation of federal safety standard 208, which dictates occupant crash safety. The risk of injury to the occupant in the event of crash is increased due to this glitch.The recall was initiated at the beginning of January 2012.

As a Bellingham personal injury attorney, I feel it is imperative to aid the NHTSA by paying close attention to their news alerts and relaying that information to a wider audience in the effort of potentially helping to avoid preventable injuries. If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident that you feel is related to a defective auto part, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your city to learn more about the legal avenues open to you.