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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Faaborg Patient Lifts

Audience: Hospital and nursing home administrators and risk managers

The FDA notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of Faaborg battery operated patient lifts distributed by Moving Solutions, Inc., of Downers Grove, Ill., because of a faulty design. Excessive wear of the main bolt, which secures the lift arm to the main frame of the patient lift, will cause the bolt to break which will cause the patient to fall and could result in serious injury, even death. FDA has received one report of death related to the failure of the bolt. Facilities should stop using these lifts until the problem is corrected.

[March 09, 2004 - Recall Notice - FDA]
[March 09, 2004 - Press Release - FDA]