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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Faaborg Patient Lifts

Class I Recall
Date Recall
January 21, 2004
Faaborg battery operated patient lift,
Person Lift PL, VL and Solution/Nordic Series.
Patient lifts are mechanical sling-like devices used to lift and transport patients from one place to another, as from a bed to a wheelchair or bath. They are used in hospitals and nursing homes in the care of the elderly and handicapped persons.
Recalling Firm:
Moving Solutions, Inc.
2550 Wisconsin Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Reason for Recall:
Excessive wear of the hanger bar bolt, which secures the hanger bar to the lift arm of the patient lift, will cause the bolt to break. When the bolt breaks, the hanger bar is no longer secured to the lift arm, which will cause the patient to fall. The hanger bar may also fall on the patient, which could result in serious injury, even death.
Public Contact:
Andrew M. Ringo
Director, Moving Solutions, Inc.
(630) 963-9693
FDA District:
FDA Comment:
Facilities should stop using these lifts until the problem is corrected. Use of these uncorrected lifts exposes patients to a reasonable probability that the product will cause serious injury or death.

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