British health and sensor technology group Halma (LON:HLMA) said on Tuesday it had bought US interlocks maker Kirk Key Interlock
Company for about USD14.7m (EUR10.2m) in cash.
According to NHTSA, 'The ignition key interlock
cable may allow the interlocking cam to fall forward and allow the ignition key to be removed from the ignition switch when the gearshift mechanism is not in the park position.'
said Wednesday it will repair the Fit subcompact, the Stream minivan and seven other models, produced between April 2001 and March 2002, due to malfunctioning key interlock
Other options include key interlock
, key operation, spring return, gear-driven operation and padlock compatibility.
Company's trapped key interlock
systems ensure a predetermined safety sequence each time hazardous equipment is accessed or operated.
Modifications include an "OFF" position in place of a contact position, increased operating voltages, angled terminals and/or rotor straps, mechanical releases, key interlock
All series offerings are manufactured entirely of 316 stainless steel with keyways protected by a gasketed dust cover.--Kirk Key Interlock
Co., Massillon, Ohio; 800/438-2442; www.kirkkey.com