National Highway Safety Administration Issue Recall on 53,528 Thomas Built Buses
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall for 53,528 Thomas Built bus models that the federal agency said could hurt children in a crash.
The NHTSA said the bus seat backs were made with styrene blocks that may not give enough impact absorption around the back of the seat frame.
Buses used by Dayton, Ohio Public Schools are among those facing recall because of a safety concern.
The Thomas Built models being recalled are:
• Saf-T-Liner EFX
• Saf-T-Liner C2
• Safe-T-Liner HDX
All of the buses have SynTec S3B or S3C seats.
Daimler Trucks North America, owner of the Thomas Built Buses company, will notify owners of the affected buses and dealers will add padding between the frame and the seat cover at no cost.
The recall begins Dec. 2.