HARTFORD, Conn. - Bulletins are going out this week to owners of the other dozen or so swing rides of the type that broke last month at a Connecticut fair.
The successor company of the ride's manufacturer says the bulletins will advise owners to check gears and shafts in the motors using ultrasonic testing equipment. Chance Rides vice-president of administration Jeff Roth tells The Associated Press there are about a dozen Zumur rides remaining in the U.S. and three in other countries.
The accident Sept. 8 in Norwalk came after a drive system that spins the ride's hanging swings suddenly froze. Twelve children and an adult were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.
The problem has been connected to a gear in the motor. The owner of the ride says readjusting gears doesn't appear to have been part of the manufacturer's specifications.
© Copyright 2013