Recall of Invacare Power Wheelchairs

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Invacare UK 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 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
    Post fuse assemblies on certain modela of invacare power wheelchairs, which could potentially be defective in a manner that would result in the fuse not operating as intended (blowing) in the event of future damage or faults within the main wiring harness., while each battery is equipped with a fuse that alone would provide the intended safety function , there is a potential risk of fire and serious injury should both fuses be defective.
  • Action
    Product to be modified


  • Model / Serial
    Model: multiple models, Affected:
  • Manufacturer