Recall of Hill-Rom MC700 General Ward Bed

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 II
  • 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.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Hill-rom has found that some of the hill-rom mc700 general ward beds, manufactured between the dates specified, may experience problems with the brakes; if the brake system is not fully engaged upon activation, the brakes may become disengaged when the bed is shaken. this can result in unwanted bed movement, and possible patient or caregiver injury.
  • Action
    Hill-Rom is advising their customers to ensure that beds are monitored for brake malfunction. If a brake malfunction is observed remove the bed from service. Hill-Rom is currently working on a long term correction which will be installed on all affectd beds once complete. This action has been closed-out on 17/08/2016.


  • Model / Serial
    Hill-Rom MC700 General Ward BedSerial Numbers: 006505 to 009144Manufactured from Jan 2012 to Feb 2014ARTG Number: 170974
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