Recall of Ceiling mounted rail systems for Liko Overhead Lifts

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Hill-Rom Pty Ltd.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class I
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
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  • Reason
    The issue relates to fasteners securing overhead lift rail systems to ceilings in chlorinated indoor pool applications. two complaints with no confirmed injuries have been reported to hill-rom that corrosion of the fasteners could lead to the rails becoming unattached and falling. hill-rom’s analysis has concluded that the root cause is stress corrosion cracking (scc) on the stainless steel hardware may occur in the presence of chlorinated environments such as swimming pool areas. there is a risk that continued use of the stationary lift in a chlorinated pool area could result in injuries to patients, caregivers or bystanders.
  • Action
    Hill-Rom is advising users that an inspection will be carried out on all potentially affected systems located in a chlorinated environment and if systems are found to be of stainless steel hardware, it will be replaced with unaffected hardware. Hill-Rom is reminding users that periodic inspections are required for the rail systems in accordance with the Instructions for Use (IFU). For more details, please see . This action has been closed-out on 11/02/2016.