Recall of Invacare Birdie & Flamingo Lifter, Carabineer

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Invacare Portugal.

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 Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, 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 New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: Invacare NZ Ltd, 4 Westfield Place, Mt Wellington, AUCKLAND
  • Reason
    The carabineer used to attach the spreader bar to the lifter, may show some wear in case of intensive/ severe use. this carabineer needs to be checked and replaced if the thickness of its sections measures less than 6 mm. a change to the carabeineer's shape has also been made to reduce the potential for disengagement of the spreader bar.
  • Action
    Product to be modified


  • Model / Serial
    Model: Birdie, Birdie Compact, Flamingo, Affected: Serial number SN 091105631721 and higher
  • Manufacturer