Patterson Walking Sticks - 404 Model

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 17/12/2013


Product name or type:
Patterson Walking Sticks - 404 Model


Manufacturer Or Supplier:
Patterson Medical Limited

Target Audience:
General Public 
Hospital CEOs 
Risk Managers 
Procurement Managers 
Loan Store Managers 
HSE Offices 
Community Care Centres 
Occupational Therapists 
Community Care Managers 
Community Therapists 
Health Visitors 

Problem Or Issue:
Patterson Medical has been made aware that due to a manufacturing issue a number of the 404 model walking stick may contain defective handles.

Background Information Or Related Documents:
Patterson have received reports that on specific batches of model 404 walking sticks the handle can crack and may cause the user to fall. This problem affects batch codes HC1207, HC1242 and HC1249 of Patterson walking sticks, 404 Model, supplied since June 2012. Patterson Medical has asked that all walking sticks from the affected batches be removed from use and destroyed as a precautionary measure. 

Patterson Medical and their Irish distributors have been unsuccessful in their attempts to date to locate all devices in Ireland affected by this field safety corrective action. There are approximately 2268 Patterson Walking Sticks on the Irish market, which require removal and disposal.

Patterson Walking Sticks - 404 Model Document

Actions To Be Taken:
The IMB advises that users: 

1. Identify and remove all affected batches of the walking sticks from use. 

2. Safely dispose of all affected walking sticks and contact Patterson Medical for advice. 

3. Complete and return the reply letter to Patterson Medical Ltd, if not already completed.

Further Information:
Enquiries should be addressed to the Irish supplier / distributor of the device or to Patterson Medical at: 

Emma Davies 
Patterson Medical Limited 
Nunn Brook Road 
Sutton in Ashfield 
NG17 2HU, UK 

Telephone: 00-44-1623448706 
Fax: 00-44-1623448784 

All adverse incidents relating to a medical device should be reported to the: 

Health Products Regulatory Authority 
Kevin O’Malley House 
Earlsfort Centre 
Earlsfort Terrace 
Dublin 2 

Telephone: +353-1-6764971 
Fax: +353-1-6344033 

Please click here to view a PDF version of this safety notice

Please click here to view the field safety notice

« Back