Recall of Device Recall HillRom Liko

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Hill-Rom, Inc..

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 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Lift, patient, non-ac-powered - Product Code FSA
  • Reason
    Complaints (including one reported death) allegedly of the lift arm drifting down suddenly. if the lift arm assembly is manually lifted, the actuator can become damaged and get stuck in the highest position. if a patient is lifted into the sling while the actuator is stuck, there is a potential risk of a free fall of the patient, resulting in minor or potentially catastrophic injuries.
  • Action
    On 3/20/2015, URGENT Field Safety Notice notifications, dated 3/19/2015 were sent to US customers by e-mail and or courier. The recall notification included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, consignee responsibilities, and instructions for responding to the formal recall notification. Customers are forward a copy of the letter to any other appropriate facility personnel. Additionally, the attached form should be completed and returned to Hill-Rom. Upon receipt, the firm will contact customers to schedule an inspection of the potentially affected devices. For questions, call 800-445-3720 (Mon - Thurs, 8 am - 6:30 pm; Friday, 8 am - 6 pm).


  • Model / Serial
    Viking¿ M Lift  Model 2040035 (S/N 9 200 000 - 9 201 689)  Model 2040015 (S/N 7 500 401 - 7 568 899)  Model 2040005 (S/N 7 100 101 - 7 200 200) Viking¿ L Lift  Model 2040004 (S/N 7 200 201 - 7 300 300) Viking¿ XL/Viking¿ 300 Lift  Model 2040003 (S/N 800 001 - 804 999)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- AE, AO, AR, AT, AU, AZ, BD, BE, BG, BH, BR, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CS, CZ, DE, DK, EG, ES, FI, FR, GR, HK, HR, HU, ID, IE, IL, IN, IQ, IR, IS, IT, JO, JP, KR, KW, LB, LI, LT, LU, LV, MA, MT, MX, MY, NL, NO, NZ, OM, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, SA, SE, SG, SI, SK, SY, TH, TN, TR, TW, UK, US, VE, and ZA.
  • Product Description
    Viking M, L, and XL Mobile Lifts. || Non-AC-powered patient lift.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Hill-Rom, Inc., 1069 State Road 46 E, Batesville IN 47006-7520
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source