Safety Alert Or Field Safety Notices for Standard Sling Bar 450 (Spreader bar)

According to Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, this safety alert or field safety notices involved a device in United Kingdom that was produced by Liko.

What is this?

Field safety notices are communications sent out by medical device manufacturers or their representatives in relation to actions that they may be taking in relation to their product that is on the market. These are mainly for health workers, but also for users. They can include recalls and alerts.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert / Field Safety Notice
  • Event ID
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  • Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from the United Kingdom is current through April 2019. All of the data comes from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, 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 the United Kingdom.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Risk of serious injury to a patient, caregiver or bystander could result from tripping or otherwise falling on to the sling bar.   the sling hook on the end of the sling bar could pierce a body structure such as the head, shoulder, or groin.
  • Action
    Identify affected Sling Bars, see manufacturer’s Field Safety Notice (FSN). Confirm receipt of the FSN and return the completed manufacturer’s Response Form. Contact manufacturer to arrange to have sling bar safety covers fitted on affected devices.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Description
    Overhead and Mobile Patient Hoists: Standard Sling Bar 450 (Spreader bar). Specific models numbers. Manufactured By Liko (A Hill-Rom Company). Affected Devices: Standard Sling Bar 450, product numbers: 20090029, 20190024, 20190041, 31190015, 31290017, 31290043, 3156001, 3156003, 3156007, 3156014, 3156016, 31590043, or 5019013. Distributed from January 1980 to November 2012 inclusive The above sling bar product numbers may be assembled with Golvo 1000, 3000 and 7000 series lifts, Viking M, Viking L, LikoLight 100 & 125, Caroli 101 and Uno 100, 101 & 102.
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