- 17 Jan 2004
The automatic revolving door at the Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo that crushed a child to death moves about 25 cm even after built-in safety sensors are activated, the door's manufacturer said Saturday.
The 6-year-old boy died Friday after getting his head jammed in the door, prompting safety concerns about such devices.
It was also learned that the sensor system has a blind spot that does not respond to objects.
The accident has prompted shopping facilities in Tokyo and Osaka to conduct checks on similar revolving doors.