Recall of Device Recall Stryker Medical Stretcher Model 747 Transport

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
    Stretcher, wheeled, powered - Product Code INK
  • Reason
    Stryker medical has determined that some prime brake pad assembly components were manufactured with brake shoes that did not meet specifications. accordingly some brake shoes used within the prime brake pad assembly may wear prematurely, over the life of the product. reduced braking force may result in a patient fall or caregiver muscle strain, either of which may require medical intervention.
  • Action
    Stryker Medical sent an "URGENT- MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION" letter dated July 18, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructs customers to locate the affected stretchers and to test the brakes. If the brakes are found to be inoperable, customers are instructed to remove the stretchers from service and contact the firm at 800-STRYKER, option 3. Additionally, customers are instructed not to put the stretchers back in service until they are repaired by the firm's field service representative. For units with properly functioning brakes, the letter also instructs the user to test the brakes before each use until the unit has been serviced. A post card was enclosed to confirm receipt of the letter. Questions or concerns may be addressed by calling Stryker at 269-389-6604.


  • Model / Serial
    Lots 1104030063, 1104030030, 1104030036, 1104030037, 1104030038, 1104030039, 1104030040, 1104030041, 1104030042, 1104030043, 1104030044, 1104030045, 1104030062 and 1104030061.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, IL, MA, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NV, NY, PA, RI, TX, UT, and VA and the country of THE NETHERLANDS.
  • Product Description
    Stryker Medical Stretcher Model 747 Transport || A wheeled stretcher consists of a platform mounted on a wheeled frame that is designed to transport patients in a horizontal position. The device has siderails and supports for fluid infusion equipment.
  • Manufacturer


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