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Minerva patient lift recall

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Medibo initiates Class I recall of 64 units of the battery-powered patient lifts Aug. 4 due to mechanical problems. Some hanger bars detached because of missing spring washers, causing patients to fall, the agency says. Further Minerva problems cited include loose foot-pedal assembly bolts and faulty actuator brackets on the mast assembly, resulting in lift instability. The recall continues a rising trend in Class I recalls (1"The Gray Sheet" July 19, 2004, p. 16). The Minerva patient lift is technically identical to Arjo's Minstrel, recalled earlier this year...

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