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Class 2 Device Recall BHM Medical Infrared (IR) Hand Control System

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 Class 2 Recall
BHM Medical Infrared (IR) Hand Control System
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Date Posted July 18, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated on September 11, 2010
Recall Number Z-1233-2008
Recall Event ID 46800
Product Classification Lift, Patient, Ac-Powered - Product Code FNG
Product BHM Medical Infrared (IR) Hand Control System, an optional wireless control component of the Arjo Maxi Sky 600 and BHM V4 Ceiling Patient Lifts; the hand control system is composed of two components, part 700.13640.33 - IR hand control, and part 492.00038 - IR receiver board
Code Information There are no serial numbers on the BHM Medical Infrared (IR) Hand Control System, part 700.13640.33 - IR hand control, and part 492.00038 - IR receiver board. The hand controls were installed on the following ceiling lifts: i) Maxi Sky 600, part LD10111, serial numbers LD-2605-15164, LD30733967, LD30733968, LD480627315, LD-5105-21404; ii) V4, part 9100021, serial numbers V4-1107-29534, V4-1307-29837, V4-3307-33778, V4-1507-30147, V4-1905-14715, V4-4205-18404, V4-3606-26259, LD-1706-24108, V4-0206-22026, V4-3405-16157, V4-4606-27188, V4-4803-04671, V4-1307-29838, V4-1806-24149, V4-3307-33779, V4-4207-36144; part 9100021.13, serial numbers V4-0805-09557, V4-1006-23261; part 9100023, serial number V4-1406-23773; and part 9101021, serial number V4-0105-08044.
Recalling Firm/
Arjo, Inc.
50 Gary Ave Ste A
Roselle, Illinois 60172-1684
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Traci Giovenco
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The ceiling lift may not stop lateral movement after releasing the left (or right) action button on a ceiling lift equipped with an infrared hand control.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Device Design
Action Arjo sent Urgent Device Field Correction Notification letters dated 2/15/08 on the BHM Medical letterhead to the end user accounts who received the affected IR remotes, advising them of the potential for the remote to become difficult to operate or to create uncontrolled movement of the ceiling lift. The accounts were instructed to remove the IR remote from service until the field correction is issued by BHM Medical. Instructions for removal of the IR equipment were provided in the Safety Advisory Notice included with the letter. The accounts were requested to complete and return the enclosed customer response form, acknowledging the receipt and understanding of the letter, and indicating the number of units requiring correction.
Quantity in Commerce 25 units
Distribution Nationwide Distribution.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.