Recall of Liko Viking Mobile Lifts

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

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: Universal Specialities Ltd trading as USL Medical, 494 Rosebank Road, Avondale, AUCKLAND 1026
  • Reason
    The manufacturer has received 9 complaints where the lift arm drifted down suddenly on certain viking mobile lifts. these reports have been connected to users who raise the lift arm assembly manually., the lift arm assembly is intended to only be raised by the actuator (lift motor). if the lift arm assembly is manually raised, the actuator can become damaged and get stuck in the highest position. when the actuator is stuck, the lift cannot be raised or lowered by the lift motor.
  • Action
    Product to be modified


  • Model / Serial
    Model: Viking M (2040035, 2040015, 2040005), Viking L (2040004), Viking XL or 300 (2040003), Affected: Multiple serial number ranges
  • Manufacturer