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Type of Product Medical Device
TGA Recall Reference RC-2012-RN-00681-3
Product Name/Description Birdie, Birdie Compact and Flamingo Lifters (Patient Lifters)

All Model Numbers

ARTG Number: 166395
Recall Action Level Consumer
Recall Action Classification Class II
Recall Action Commencement Date 20/07/2012
Responsible Entity Invacare Australia Pty Ltd
Reason/Issue Issue 1: The carabineer used to attach the spreader bar to the lifter may show some wear in the case of intensive or severe use. Issue 2: During operation by customers, the spreader bar may unintentionally unhook from the carabineer.
Recall Action Recall for Product Correction
Recall Action Instructions Issue 1:
Invacare has informed that they will check and replace the carabineer if the thickness of its sections measures less than 6mm.

Issue 2:
Invacare has developed retrofit kits and are intending to address this issue by reworking all the affected units.
Contact Information 1800 460 460 – Invacare Australia Customer Service