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Product recall for product correction - Molift Air ceiling hoist

30 August 2016

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a recall notice for Molift Air ceiling hoists distributed between May 2013 and January 2016.

The supplier, Patient Handling, in consultation with the TGA, is undertaking a recall for product correction. 

TGA advise:

  • 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.

Patient Handling is writing to all users, 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. The upgrade will be undertaken in the home or premises of the patient or facility. 

SWEP has no record of funding this equipment in the period described.

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.

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