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There have been 9 recalls on Mb Ii vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2016-06-14 and published by the NHTSA on 2016-07-12, was due to a problem with the emergency exit. Since 2006, Mb Ii's have experienced approximately 16 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the school bus stop arm assembly, wheels, lugs/nuts/bolts, equipment adaptive and roof and pillars. See a list of recalls for your model year below.

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2016-06-14 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-07-12)
Recall Summary: Corp. Micro Bird Inc. (Micro Bird) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 MBII, G5, and CT-Series commercial buses manufactured August 21, 2015, to June 2, 2016. The affected buses have T-Slider window frames that may allow water to accumulate inside the frame. In freezing conditions, the accumulated water can freeze, expand and put extra pressure on the window glass causing it to shatter.
Hazard: Shattered window glass may increase the risk of injury to the bus occupants.
Remedy: Micro Bird will notify owners, and dealers will seal or replace the windows, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2016. Owners may contact Lippert Window customer service at 1-450-378-6722 or Micro Bird customer service at 1-819-477-2012. Micro Bird's number for this recall is 16-066-LUC.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=16V434000
   
2015-12-30 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-01-14)
Recall Summary: Corp. Micro Bird Inc. (Micro Bird) is recalling certain model year 2015 MBII and G5 school buses manufactured between May 1, 2015, and December 18, 2015, equipped with Transpec stop arms, part numbers T6000-, T6100-, and T7000-. The STOP decal may peel off the plastic blade of the stop arm. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 131, "School Bus Pedestrian Safety Devices."
Hazard: Absence of the reflective decal would reduce visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Micro Bird will notify owners and recall repair kits will be available free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 18, 2016. Owners may contact Micro Bird customer service at 1-819-477-2012.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V886000
   
2015-12-29 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-01-14)
Recall Summary: Corp. Micro Bird Inc. (Micro Bird) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 MBII and G5 transit buses manufactured September 5, 2014, to November 24, 2015. The affected vehicles may have a camber caster kit bolt that was insufficiently torqued, causing the bolt to come loose.
Hazard: An insufficiently torqued bolt may become loose and fall out causing vehicle misalignment. Loss of vehicle control is possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Micro Bird will notify owners, and dealers correct the torque, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 29, 2016. Owners may contact Micro Bird customer service at 1-819-477-2012. Micro Bird's number for this recall is 15-065-AUC.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V884000
   
2015-12-29 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-01-14)
Recall Summary: Corp. Micro Bird Inc. (Micro Bird) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 MBII and G5 school buses manufactured May 21, 2014, to November 24, 2015. The affected vehicles may have a camber caster kit bolt that was insufficiently torqued, causing the bolt to come loose.
Hazard: An insufficiently torqued bolt may become loose and fall out causing vehicle misalignment. Loss of vehicle control is possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Micro Bird will notify owners, and dealers will correct the torque, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 29, 2016. Owners may contact Micro Bird customer service at 1-819-477-2012. Micro Bird's number for this recall is 10-065-AUS.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V883000
   
2015-11-19 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-12-12)
Recall Summary: Corp. Micro Bird Inc. (Micro Bird) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 MB II, G5, and CT-Series transit buses manufactured January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2014, equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts built by the Ricon Corporation. The affected lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.
Hazard: If the bearings move out of position, the stowed platform may have excessive movement resulting in failure of the platform mounting. This failure could cause the wheel chair lift platform to fall out of the vehicle when the doors are opened, increasing the risk of injury for the lift operator.
Remedy: Micro Bird will notify owners, and Ricon dealers will inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. The platform will be inspected for cracks. Any damaged parts will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015. Owners may contact Micro Bird customer service at 1-819-477-2012, or Ricon Customer Service at 1-800-322-2884. Micro Bird's number for this recall is 15-063-RUS.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V770000
   
2015-11-18 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-12-12)
Recall Summary: Corp. Micro Bird Inc. (Micro Bird) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 MBII, G5, and T-Series school buses manufactured January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2014, and equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts built by the Ricon Corporation. The affected lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.
Hazard: If the bearings move out of position, the stowed platform may have excessive movement resulting in failure of the platform mounting. This failure could cause the wheel chair lift platform to fall out of the vehicle when the doors are opened, increasing the risk of injury for the lift operator.
Remedy: Micro Bird will notify owners, and Ricon dealers will inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. The platform will be inspected for cracks. Any damaged parts will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015. Owners may contact Micro Bird customer service at 1-819-477-2012, or Ricon Customer Service at 1-800-322-2884. Micro Bird's number for this recall is 15-063-RUS.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V769000
   
2015-10-20 (Published by NHTSA on 2015-11-11)
Recall Summary: Corp. Micro Bird (Micro Bird) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Micro Bird MB II school buses manufactured July 3, 2012, to September 14, 2015. The affected buses were incorrectly tested to verify their roof strength and rollover protection and therefore cannot be assured to protect the occupants during a rollover. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 220, ¿School Bus Rollover Protection."
Hazard: In a school bus rollover, risk of injury would be increased.
Remedy: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Micro Bird customer service at 1-819-477-2012.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=15V683000
   
2014-10-06 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-12-02)
Recall Summary: Corp. Micro Bird Inc. (Micro Bird) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 MB II and G5 transit buses manufactured January 1, 2006, to January 9, 2014, and equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation. The platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.
Hazard: If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. When the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.
Remedy: Micro Bird will notify owners and Ricon will supply supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Micro Bird customer service at 1-819-477-2012 extension 401 or Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. Micro Bird's number for this recall is 14-058-RIU.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V622000
   
2014-10-06 (Published by NHTSA on 2014-12-02)
Recall Summary: Corp. Micro Bird Inc. (Micro Bird) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 MB II and G5 school buses manufactured January 1, 2006, to January 9, 2014, and equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation. The platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.
Hazard: If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. When the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.
Remedy: Micro Bird will notify owners and Ricon will supply supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Micro Bird customer service at 1-819-477-2012 extension 401 or Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. Micro Bird's number for this recall is 14-058-RIU.
Additional Info: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=14V621000
   
2011-12-23 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-12-23)
Recall Summary: MICRO BIRD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 MB II SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 16, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16, 2011. DURING PRODUCTION, THE 2 SETS OF LOWER ANCHORAGES WHICH ARE USED TO RESTRAIN A PORTABLE CHILD SEAT, WERE NOT INSTALLED. ACCORDINGLY, THE BUSES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." 
Hazard: IF A PORTABLE CHILD RESTRAINT IS INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE, IT WILL ONLY BE SECURED BY THE SEAT BELT INSTEAD OF THE SEAT BELT AND THE LOWER ANCHORAGES. IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A CHILD NOT SUFFICIENTLY RESTRAINED COULD BE INJURED.
Remedy: MICRO BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE MISSING LOWER ANCHORAGES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 5, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MICRO BIRD AT 1-819-477-2012.
Additional Info: MICRO BIRD'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11-050-LAU.OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=11V597000
   
2011-09-19 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-09-19)
Recall Summary: MICRO BIRD IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2010 AND 2011 MICRO BIRD G5 AND MICRO BIRD MBII SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 14, 2010, THROUGH JUNE 7, 2011, EQUIPPED WITH A C. E. WHITE SEAT CUSHION. THE SEAT CUSHION SELF-LATCHING MECHANISM DOES NOT ACTIVATE WHEN A 48.4 POUND MASS IS PLACED ON THE CENTER OF THE SEAT CUSHION AND ACCORDINGLY, THESE SEATS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 222, "SCHOOL BUS PASSENGER SEATING AND CRASH PROTECTION."
Hazard: IF THE SEAT CUSHION IS NOT FULLY LATCHED TO THE SEAT STRUCTURE, IT COULD FLIP UP OUT OF POSITION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH. THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
Remedy: MICRO BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL REPAIR THE SEATS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 4, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MICRO BIRD AT 1-819-477-2012.
Additional Info: MICRO BIRD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11-047-SEU.OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=11V475000
   
2011-08-15 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-08-15)
Recall Summary: MICRO BIRD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 MICRO BIRD G5 AND MB II SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 1, 2009, THROUGH MARCH 16, 2011. THE WIRE ON THE 8-WAY FLASHING LIGHT POWER CIRCUIT IS TOO SMALL CAUSING THE TERMINAL CONNECTION TO OVERHEAT. IF THE CONNECTION FAILS, THE 8- WAY SYSTEM WILL STOP WORKING.
Hazard: IN ABSENCE OF THE FLASHING LIGHTS, A VEHICLE APPROACHING A SCHOOL BUS THAT IS LOADING OR UNLOADING STUDENTS, MAY NOT STOP. THIS SITUATION COULD CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH OF A PASSENGER.
Remedy: MICRO BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND PROVIDE AN UPRATED WIRING KIT WITH A RELAY, FREE OF CHARGE. MICRO BIRD WILL REIMBURSE FOR LABOR. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MICRO BIRD AT 1-819-477-2012.
Additional Info: MICRO BIRD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11-046-8WU.OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=11V414000
   
2011-05-06 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-05-06)
Recall Summary: MICRO BIRD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 MICRO BIRD MB II MULTIPURPOSE VANS MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 13, 2010, THROUGH MARCH 22, 2011, EQUIPPED WITH A WHEELCHAIR LIFT PLATFORM AT THE RIGHT REAR DOOR. THE WHEELCHAIR LIFT DOOR IS NOT LINKED TO AN ALARM VISIBLE TO THE DRIVER WHICH WOULD ACTIVATE WHEN THE DOOR IS NOT FULLY CLOSED. THESE VANS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 206, "DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS."
Hazard: THE DRIVER COULD MOVE THE VEHICLE UNAWARE THAT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFT DOOR IS NOT FULLY CLOSED. THE DOOR COULD BECOME FULLY OPEN WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN OPERATION AND THIS SITUATION MAY CAUSE INJURY TO NEARBY PEDESTRIANS OR DAMAGES TO OTHER VEHICLES.
Remedy: MICRO BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A GREEN TELLTALE IN THE CONTROL PANEL THAT WILL ILLUMINATE WHEN THE WHEELCHAIR LIFT DOOR IS NOT FULLY CLOSED. THE REPAIR WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN DURING JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MICRO BIRD AT 1-819-477-2012.
Additional Info: MICRO BIRD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11-043-LDU.OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=11V271000
   
2011-04-12 (Published by NHTSA on 2011-04-12)
Recall Summary: CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2010 GIRARDIN G5 AND MBII AND MODEL YEAR 2010 AND 2011 MICRO BIRD G5 AND MB II SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 2006 THROUGH APRIL 5, 2011, FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 131, "SCHOOL BUS PEDESTRIAN SAFETY DEVICES." THE 4-WAY WARNING LIGHTS DO NOT HAVE AN ALARM TO ALERT THE DRIVER THAT THE STOP ARM DID NOT DEPLOY WHEN THE 4 RED LIGHTS ARE ACTIVATED.
Hazard: THE DRIVER COULD ERRONEOUSLY THINK THAT THE SCHOOL BUS STOP ARM IS DEPLOYED WHILE THE FIRST SET OF 4 RED LIGHTS ARE ACTIVATED. THIS CONDITION INCREASES RISK OF INJURY TO PEDESTRIANS.
Remedy: MICRO BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED WARNING LIGHTS WITH WARNING LIGHTS THAT HAVE AN ALARM FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN DURING JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MICRO BIRD AT 1-819-477-2012.
Additional Info: MICRO BIRD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 10-042-8WU.OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=11V228000
   
2010-03-25 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-03-25)
Recall Summary: CORP. MICRO BIRD HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA ABOUT A DEFECT IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN OCTOBER 2008 AND MARCH 2010 FITTED WITH RICON PUBLIC USE S AND K SERIES WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. DUE TO A PROBLEM IN THE SOFTWARE THAT CONTROLS THE LIFTS UP FUNCTION, IF THE SWITCH IS RELEASED BEFORE THE FLOOR LEVEL LIMIT SWITCH IS ACTIVATED, THE LIFT MAY CONTINUE ITS UPWARD TRAVEL FOR APPROXIMATELY 1 SECOND BEFORE STOPPING. THE CONTINUED UPWARD TRAVEL MAY OVERRUN THE FLOOR LEVEL CUT OFF POINT.
Hazard: WHEN THE PLATFORM OVERRUNS THE VEHICLE FLOOR LEVEL AND STOPS AT AN ANGLE FROM 15-20 DEGREES, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A PERSON IN A WHEELCHAIR TO TIP OVER AND FOR SOMEONE STANDING ON THE PLATFORM TO FALL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURIES.
Remedy: CORP. MICRO BIRD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY AUTHORIZED RICON DEALERS FREE OF CHARGE. CURRENTLY RICON IS DEVELOPING A SOFTWARE SOLUTION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE. UNTIL THE SOFTWARE SOLUTION IS AVAILABLE, RICON WILL PROVIDE OWNERS WITH A BULLETIN OUTLINING PROPER WHEELCHAIR LIFT OPERATION AND WILL SHIP OWNERS A DVD-BASED TRAINING AID TO PROMOTE PROPER LIFT OPERATION AT NO COST. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 1, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 1-818-267-3000 OR MICRO BIRD AT 1-819-477-2012.
Additional Info: MICRO BIRD'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 10-037-RIU.OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V123000
   
2010-03-25 (Published by NHTSA on 2010-03-25)
Recall Summary: CORP. MICRO BIRD HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA ABOUT A DEFECT IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 THROUGH 2010 SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 2007 AND MARCH 2010 FITTED WITH RICON PUBLIC USE S AND K SERIES WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THE RESTRAINT BELT ON THESE LIFTS WAS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE LIFT FROM MOVING, UNLESS THE TONGUE OF THE BELT IS FULLY ENGAGED AND LATCHED IN THE BUCKLE. RICON HAS DISCOVERED, HOWEVER, THAT IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE OPERATOR TO INSERT THE BELT TONGUE INTO THE BUCKLE WITHOUT FULLY ENGAGING THE LATCHING MECHANISM. IN THIS CASE, THE RESTRAINT BELT WOULD APPEAR TO BE LATCHED, AND THE OPERATOR COULD RUN THE LIFT. IF THE RESTRAINT BELT TONGUE IS NOT FULLY ENGAGED INTO THE RESTRAINT BELT BUCKLE, AND LATCHED, THE LIFT MAY OPERATE WITH AN OCCUPANT ON THE PLATFORM.
Hazard: THE USER OF THE LIFT COULD BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT MOVE WITHOUT THE RESTRAINT BELT PROPERLY BUCKLED.
Remedy: MICRO BIRD IS WORKING WITH RICON AND RICON WILL BE HANDLING THE REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. PLEASE SEE RICON'S DEFECT REPORT 09E-060. RICON WILL PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH A WARNING DECAL AND A DVD-BASED TRAINING AID. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON M,ARCH 31, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 1-818-267-3000 OR MICRO BIRD AT 1-819-477-2012.
Additional Info: MICRO BIRD'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 10-036-RIU.OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=10V121000
   
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