Invacare Australia Pty Ltd — Invacare Birdie Lifters
What are the defects?
If the D-Clip is always placed backwards and pointing down towards the actuator (incorrect assembly), it can start to become damaged after a number of cycles.
What are the hazards?
If the D-Clip becomes damaged to the extent that the lifter arm falls down then there is potential for a serious patient injury to occur.
What should consumers do?
- The actual state of the D-clip - does it appear bent or broken? If the D-clip is damaged or broken, Invacare should be contacted and they will provide replacement clip.
- The actual position of the D-clip in the lifter. If it is in the correct position, there is no need to change it. If it is assembled in the wrong position, the D-clip should be removed and reassembled according to the directions that are being provided.
Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.