Reliant Lifter 100 / 150 / 200 / 250

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 22/11/2011


Product name or type:
Reliant Lifter 100 / 150 / 200 / 250


Manufacturer Or Supplier:
Invacare Ireland 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 
Educational Establishments 

Problem Or Issue:
Invacare have updated their instructions for use for the Reliant Lifter 100 / 150 / 200 / 250. The operating instruction in previous revisions of the user manual may have been misleading; in particular the guidance, given in some issues, on the appropriate use of the brakes when lifting the patient was incorrect and the instructions did not make adequate reference to taking caution when moving the hoist on uneven, rough surfaces and carpeted areas

Background Information Or Related Documents:
Invacare would like to make users aware of correct use of the Reliant Lifter and it is recommended that the user / attendants follow the revised instructions for use and applicable warnings. All relevant information relating to this corrective action can be found in the attached field safety notice, FSN012, issued by Invacare on the 4th August 2008. 

Invacare have been unsuccessful in their attempts to date to locate all devices in Ireland affected by this field safety corrective action. There are approximately 163 Reliant Lifters on the Irish market, which cannot be located. 

Reliant Lifter 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 Document

Actions To Be Taken:
The IMB advises that users: 

1. Ensure the appropriate personnel are made aware of this notice. 

2. Identify the location of all affected lifters. 

3. If you / your institution have affected lifters, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations as outlined in the attached field safety notice. 

Further Information:
Enquiries to the manufacturer should be addressed to: 

Neil Harvey 
Invacare Ireland Limited 
5 Seatown Business Campus 
Seatown Road 
Co. Dublin 

Telephone: 01-8107084 
Fax: 01-8107085 

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 download a PDF copy of the Safety Notice

Please click here to download a copy of the Field Safety Notice

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