Molift Air ceiling hoist

Recall for product correction - potential risk of injury due to bolt coming loose

29 August 2016

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Patient Handling, in consultation with the TGA, is undertaking a recall for product correction for Molift Air ceiling hoists distributed between May 2013 and January 2016.  

Molift Air ceiling hoist is a hoisting aid for disabled patients that enables sitting and horizontal transfers, as well as standing and walking training. It can be used in health facilities or in patients' homes.

It has been identified that a bolt within the suspension coupling of affected hoists can become loose.

There have been no reports of patient injury as a result of this issue. However, there is a potential risk of harm or injury if the bolt inside the suspension coupling comes loose from the housing.

To reduce the risk of this occurring, Patient Handling or its appointed regional distributors will upgrade affected hoists with a retainer safety ring that will prevent the bolt from coming loose. The upgrade will be undertaken in the home or premises of the patient or facility.

Information for consumers

If you or someone you provide care for uses a Molift Air ceiling hoist, be aware of this issue.

Patient Handling is writing to all users of affected hoists regarding this issue and will arrange to upgrade the device with a retainer safety ring that will prevent the bolt within the suspension coupling coming loose.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, contact the retailer from whom you purchased your hoist. Alternatively, you can contact Patient Handling on 1300 137 875.

Information for health professionals and facilities

If you treat a patient who uses a Molift Air ceiling hoist or use these devices in your health facility, be aware of this issue.

Patient Handling is writing to all distributors and retailers of affected hoists regarding this issue and will arrange to upgrade the device with a retainer safety ring that will prevent the bolt within the suspension coupling coming loose.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, contact Patient Handling on 1300 137 875.

Reporting problems

Consumers and health professionals are encouraged to report problems with medical devices. Your report will contribute to the TGA's monitoring of these products. For more information, see the TGA Incident Reporting and Investigation Scheme (IRIS).

The TGA cannot give advice about an individual's medical condition. You are strongly encouraged to talk with a health professional if you are concerned about a possible adverse event associated with a medical device.