Recall of Minstrel Patient Transfer Lift with Scale

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Huntleigh Healthcare 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.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Arjohuntleigh received a limited number of reports where the bolt under the scale unscrewed from the scale. this issue may cause the spreader bar bolt to unscrew from the scale and detach the spreader bar from the device.
  • Action
    ArjoHuntleigh would like to provide the following options to ensure continued safety and performance of your Minstrel Lift. Option 1: The Minstrel Lift devices are close to their intended 10-year lifetime and ArjoHuntleigh would like to offer our customers a trade-in discount to purchase a new Minstrel ArjoHuntleigh patient transfer lift. Option 2: An ArjoHuntleigh Service Technician will install a new scale with added locking features, to your existing Minstrel Lift, free of charge. If Option 2 is chosen, ArjoHuntleigh want to remind you that the Minstrel lift is near its intended 10-year lifetime and it should not be used past its lifetime, including installation of the new scale.


  • Model / Serial
    Minstrel Patient Transfer Lift with Scale Serial Numbers: MPLAT0502W1403, MPLAT0502W1404, MPLAT0504W1518, MPLAT0504W1519 ARTG number: 200785
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source