Summary: Collins is recalling certain model year 2012 Collins, Mid-Bus, or Corbeil SL, SH, DH, and DE model school and multi-function school activity buses manufacturer from March 12, 2012, through July 3, 2012. When the Double Out Door is open, there is potential for a drawstring of a backpack or an article of clothing to become entangled in a gap at the door bracket or support hardware as a passenger is exiting the bus.
Consequence: If a drawstring or any other article of clothing worn by a passenger is entangled or snagged by the handrail, the bus operator may not be aware that the passenger is caught and could move the bus, potentially pulling the passenger under the wheels. This situation could lead to injury or even death.
Remedy: Collins will notify owners, and dealers will repair the buses free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about July 30, 2012. Owners may contact Collins at 1-800-533-1850.