Recall of Device Recall Power Bariatric Recliner

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
    Chair, geriatric - Product Code FRJ
  • Reason
    The recliners were shipped without the foot rest ottoman linkage side shields, which could result in consumer injury.
  • Action
    Hill-Rom sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice by POD (Proof of Delivery) mailing on January 20, 2016, to all affected customers.. The notice identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers willl be contacted for appointments to update the power chairs with missing linkage side shields. Hill-Rom will be installing the missing linkage side shields to the Hill-Rom P9096 Power Bariatric Recliner to address this issue. Customers were instructed to ensure patients and others do not insert an appendage into the foot rest linkage mechanism during opening or closing. Customers may contact Hill-Rom Technical Support at 800-445-3720, if they have any questions.


  • Model / Serial
    Bariatric Power Recliner, Product Model # P9096; all power bariatric chairs that are affected by this field action is distributed within the following serial number range:  L341RW9151 through P070RW0812
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US including AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, VA Medical Center and Internationally to Canada and Mexico. **Consumer Recommended Depth - Consumers/User**
  • Product Description
    Hill-Rom Bariatric Power Recliner, Product Model # P9096 || Hill-Roms 660 lb Powered Bariatric Recliner was created to provide an aesthetically pleasing design that will enhance the overall experience for the bariatric patient. Using spring box construction and an exceptionally smooth mechanism, the patient is able to move into a reclined position with little effort and infinite positions up to 38 degrees. An independent footrest enables patients to be in a fully seated position with their feet up for added comfort.
  • Manufacturer


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