23 December 2016
|The product is:||Pivot, Pivot Hygiene, Pivot Hammock and Tony Pringle clip style sling with the keyhole clip fastening|
These devices are being recalled because the keyhole clips may break. There have been four recorded cases of failure of the keyhole clip that attaches a sling to a pivot framed hoist. These keyhole clips are the black plastic component, this is attached to the sling by means of a webbing strap threaded through a slot. The affected clips have all broken at the slot.
If the clip were to fail, the risk is that the patient may fall out of the sling and sustain injury to the head or lower back.
Nortec Medical is recalling all affected Pivot, Pivot Hygiene Pivot Hammock and Tony Pringle clip style sling. A replacement sling will be supplied.
Note: this does not apply to slings designed to be attached to a yoke framed hoist.
If you have a Pivot, Pivot Hygiene Pivot Hammock and Tony Pringle clip style sling and you have not been contacted about this issue, you need to contact Nortec Medical on +64 32188899.
|Online||Adverse Event Report(Consumers) (Microsoft Word document 79 KB, 3 pages)|
|Post||Compliance Management Branch, Medsafe, PO Box 5013, Wellington 6410|
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