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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Arjo Alenti Lift Hygiene Chair

Audience: Hospital and nursing home administrators and risk managers

FDA and Arjo Inc. notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of the Alenti Lift Hygiene Chair, a battery operated lift designed for lifting, moving and bathing of patients. There have been an increased number of incidents of the lifts tipping which have resulted in serious injuries to the patients. Reported causes of the incidents include lift instability on sloped floors, casters falling off of the lift while in use, patients leaning or shifting weight in the seat, and brakes not being applied. Additionally, the device labeling does not properly instruct the health care professional on how to properly secure the patient.

[July 9, 2004 Recall Notice - FDA]
[July 7, 2004 Press Release - FDA]