Faulty patient lifts recalled – Updates

Faulty patient lifts recalled – Updates – Brief Article

The FDA has announced that Moving Solutions Inc. of Downers Grove, Ill., is recalling its patient lifts because of a faulty design. Patient lifts are mechanical sling-like devices used in hospitals and nursing homes to move people from one place to another, as from a bed to a bath.

Excessive wear of the main bolt of Moving Solutions’ lift causes the bolt to break. When that happens, the lift arm is no longer secured to the lift, and the patient will fall. The lift arm could also fall on the patient, which could result in serious injury and even death. The FDA has received one report of a death related to the failure of the bolt.

This recall involves all FAABORC model battery-operated patient lifts distributed by Moving Solutions. Some 856 lifts have been distributed throughout the United States. Facilities should stop using these lifts until the problem is corrected.

FAABORG, located in Denmark, is the manufacturer. Moving Solutions is the initial U.S. distributor, though there may be other distributors.

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