What are the defects?
The transit tie-down bracket assembly, used to secure the wheelchair in a vehicle, may fail in the event of an accident.
What are the hazards?
If a user is seated in the wheelchair while the vehicle is moving, failure of the transit tie-down brackets could result in a serious injury or death.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should stop using their wheelchair as a passenger seat in a vehicle until repairs have been made.
TiLite Aero Z
Permobil Australia will contact consumers to provide instructions on how to re-orientate the tie-down bracket system. The tie-down bracket system should be re-oriented into a rear-facing configuration and placed in the rearmost position.
Permobil Australia will contact consumers and advise them to remove and dispose of the tie-down bracket system. Permobil Australia is currently working on a permanent solution to this issue.
For more information, consumers can contact Permobil Australia on 1300 845 483.
Traders who sold this product
Healthcare equipment retailers and rehabilitation services