Pride Mobility Products Australia Pty Ltd — Jazzy 623 Power Wheel Chair fitted with Dynamic Controls Shark Power Module
What are the defects?
A batch of spring clips, used in certain Dynamic Controls Shark power modules that are installed in Pride’s J623 power wheel chairs, may be susceptible to breakage due to a variation in heat treatment and plating process used by a supplier during manufacture.
What are the hazards?
The broken spring clips may potentially present two risks of harm to users:
1. Metal spring clip fragments may land on electronics and cause a short circuit of control circuitry, resulting in unintended wheelchair movement.
2. Metal spring clip fragments may land on electronics and results in short circuit of power conductors, resulting in Shark power modules overheating due to continued flow of current from the fitted battery.
What should consumers do?
Consumers affected by the defect will be contacted to have their wheelchair power modules replaced and installed.
For more information, consumers can contact Pride Mobility Pty Ltd directly on 03 8770 9600.
Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.