Summary: Gillig is recalling certain model year 2010 Lowfloor transit buses, manufactured April 16, 2010, through November 16, 2010, and equipped with Ricon 3-Minute Urban Transit Bus Window sets. The composition of the material used to cast the handle that opens the egress window is incorrect, resulting in a reduction in material strength. The handle(s) on the emergency egress passenger windows may break before the window latch is released.
Consequence: In the event the egress window handle fails during an actual emergency situation, passengers may be trapped in the vehicle placing them at risk of injury.
Remedy: Gillig will notify owners, and dealers will replace the window handles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2012. Owners may contact Gillig at 1-800-735-1500 for more information.