Recall of Device Recall Powered Mobility Offers Versatility (MV)TM Chair1

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Stryker Medical Division of Stryker Corporation.

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
    Transport, patient, powered - Product Code ILK
  • Reason
    Paramed corporation (d/b/a, descent control systems), a manufacturer and distributor of patient transport devices, merged with an affiliate of stryker corporation in august 2009. as part of the due diligence process, paramed's powered mobility offers versatility (m¿v) chair was reviewed to identify potential compliance issues in relation to product documentation and classification.
  • Action
    Stryker sent a Urgent Medical Device Recall notice dated June 18, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to " Return the enclosed post card to confirm receipt of this notification. " Locate the chairs listed in this notice. " Call 269-389-6750 to arrange shipment of the chairs to Stryker Medical. " If you have loaned or sold any of the chairs listed in this letter, please, forward a copy of this notice to the new users and advise us of their new location. " If you have disposed of any of the affected chairs and they are no longer in use, please, advise us of their obsolescence by providing us with their serial numbers. We apologize for any disruption that this advisory notice may cause. We strive to make products that meet our customer expectations for quality and durability. For further questions please call (269) 389-6927


  • Model / Serial
    Model number: EMS with serial codes: 100393, 100395, 100400, 100402, 100410, 100451, 100460, 100499, 100500, 100502, 100503, 100504, 100506, 100507, 100508, 100509, 100510, 100511, 100512, 100513, 100514, 100515, 100516, 100517, 100518, 100519, 100522, 100523, 100524, 100525, 100533, 100537, 100538, 100541, 100542, 100544, 100545, 100548, 100549, 100553, 100554, 100555, 100556, 100557, 100559, 100610, 100611, 100612, 100615, 100616, and 100723.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA (nationwide) including the states of AK, AL, AZ, CA, FL, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WV, and the country of Canada.
  • Product Description
    Powered Mobility Offers Versatility (M¿V)TM Chair || The Powered MOV Chair models EMS, EMS24, HHC, and INO Powered MOV Chair, enable two operators to transport a seated patient weighing up to 500 Ibs up or down stairs. Key features include infinite positioning system, thermal protection system, and locking casters. In addition to the aforementioned features, the battery powered track reduces operator effort and risk of back injury while transporting a patient up or down a set of stairs.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Medical Division of Stryker Corporation, 3800 East Centre Ave., Portage MI 49002
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source