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Trans-Tasman Early Warning System — Alert Communication

Consumer Level Recall – Pivot, Pivot Hygiene, Pivot Hammock and Tony Pringle clip style sling used for patient hoists

23 December 2016

Description
Information for consumers and caregivers
Reporting
How to report adverse events

Products Affected

The product is: Pivot, Pivot Hygiene, Pivot Hammock and Tony Pringle clip style sling with the keyhole clip fastening

Description

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.

Keyhole clip

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.



Information for consumers and caregivers

  • The keyhole clip is a black component that is attached to the sling, you need to check for breakage and wear.
  • If a clip were to fail, the risk is that a patient may fall out of the sling causing injury.
  • Nortec Medical will make contact with known sling users and arrange for a replacement to be supplied.
  • The sling user may continue to use the sling until a replacement is issued, however it is important for the person operating the hoist that they carefully take up the strain and test the load before attempting to transport the patient.
  • 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

Note: this does not apply to slings designed to be attached to a yoke framed hoist.

 

Reporting

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.

How to report adverse events

Email devices@moh.govt.nz
Online Adverse Event Report(Consumers) (Microsoft Word document 79 KB, 3 pages)
Post Compliance Management Branch, Medsafe, PO Box 5013, Wellington 6410


Medsafe cannot give advice about an individual's medical condition. If you have any concerns about a medicine you are taking Medsafe encourages you to talk to your healthcare professional.

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