On December 18, 2020, Hillrom sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter to all of their customers including health care settings like nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and hospitals.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class 1 recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.
What is being recalled?
Hillrom describes the Liko Multirall 200 Overhead Lift as follows,
“The Multirall™ 200 overhead lift system is a portable overhead lift that can also be used for room-to-room patient transfers—with just one lift motor. Its portability makes it an excellent and economical solution for nursing home and hospital care situations where lifting needs are temporary.
The Multirall 200 system lifts up to 200 kg (440 lb) and can be easily attached to or removed from the ceiling rail to facilitate convenient transport between rooms with minimal effort and no tools required. It can also be used to transfer a patient between rooms in a sitting position, easily moving from one rail system to another with the use of a transfer strap. The Multirall 200 overhead lift motor can be transferred and stored on a purpose-fit trolley.” (https://www.hill-rom.com/international/Products/Products-by-Category/patient-handling/overhead-patient-lifts/multirall-200-overhead-lift/)
Model Number, Product Codes, Catalog or Lot numbers:
- Liko Multirall 200 (product number 3130001)
- Universal SlingBar 450 R2R (product number 3156095)
- Universal SlingBar 350 R2R (product number 3156094)
- Carriage D45 with Double Hook (product number 3136100)
- Extension belt 300-400 mm (product number 3136226)
- Extension belt 400-600 mm (product number 3136227)
- Extension belt 600-1000 mm (product number 3136228)
- Extension belt 1000-1400mm (product number 3136229)
Manufacturing Dates: 12/2000 to 10/2020
Distribution Dates: December 17, 2000 to October 1, 2020
Devices Recalled in the U.S.: 11,60
Date Initiated by Firm: December 18, 2020
Why is it being recalled?
Hillrom is recalling the Liko Multirall 200 Overhead Lift due to customer reports that the Q-link strap lock does not attach to the S65 carriage hook as it should. If the strap lock does not attach, the motor or the patient may fall. Use of the affected product may cause adverse events such as serious injury and death.
There have been 34 complaints about this device issue and 22 reports of serious injuries. Two deaths have been reported.
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