Medical Device Alerts for 2008

 17 Mar 2008 | Typhoon and Typhoon II battery powered wheelchairs manufactured by Invacare (MDA/2008/014)

We have been informed by the manufacturer that the above models are too heavy for any standard four point webbing tie-down system commercially available for use in a vehicle.

21 Apr 2008 | Beatle and Puma battery powered wheelchairs manufactured by Movingpeople.net or Handicare (MDA/2008/029)

This Medical Device Alert highlights a potential problem with the wheelchair tipping forwards when travelling downhill.

28 May 2008 | Battery powered wheelchairs, Storm and Storm True Track (TT), manufactured by Invacare (MDA/2008/035)

This Medical Device Alert has been issued due to the Storm TT wheelchair and some variants of the Storm being too heavy for any standard four point webbing tie-down system commercially available for use in a vehicle.

26 Jun 2008 | Action³ manual wheelchair with fixed back and height adjustable push handles manufactured by Invacare (MDA/2008/044)

This Medical Device Alert has been issued as Fixed backrests on Action³ wheelchairs fitted with height adjustable push handles have fractured in use, placing the occupant and carer at risk of injury.

08 Jul 2008 | Harrier Heavy Duty (HD) battery powered wheelchair manufactured by Invacare (MDA/2008/050)

This Medical Device Alert has been issued as these wheelchairs have been supplied without battery transportation straps, with the potential for the battery to detach from the frame in the event of a vehicle impact

07 Oct 2008 | Access and Accent attendant propelled wheelchairs, manufactured by Remploy Healthcare (MDA/2008/070)

This Medical Device Alert highlights a problem where the rear tie-down brackets may be missing because either they have not been fitted on new wheelchairs or the brackets may not have been replaced following maintenance or reconfiguration of the frame and wheels.

07 Oct 2008 | Quickie Groove battery powered wheelchair manufactured by Sunrise Medical (MDA/2008/072)

This Medical Device Alert has been withdrawn and superseded by MDA/2009/018

23 Oct 2008 | Kid Active folding manual wheelchair with swing away footrests manufactured by Lomax Mobility Ltd (MDA/2008/076) 

This Medical Device Alert highlights the risk of a fall and serious injury due to limited forward stability.

29 Oct 2008 Breezy Moonlite manual wheelchair manufactured by Sunrise Medical (MDA/2008/078)

This Medical Device Alert has been issued due to the backrest hinge on the Moonlite wheelchair suddenly failing in use.

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