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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of July 25, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Etac® Ono Walker, Etac® Avant Walker, and Etac® Salsa Walker. These products are four-wheeled walkers intended as a walking aid for indoor and outdoor use for persons weighing up to 125 KG.
Recall Number Z-2014-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info Model numbers: 15030102-15, 15030103-15 , 15030202-15, 15030403-15 , 15031003-14, 15040105-14, 15040105-33, 15040301-14, 15040301-33, and 15110101-18.
Product Distributed Qty 204,323 units of the Etac Ono Walker, 15,601 units of the Etac Avant Walker, and 6,771 units of the ETAC Salsa Walker
Reason For Recall The recall has been initiated because there is the potential that users may fall and become injured, with the potential for serious injury, including bone fracture. One death occurred in a user fall incident, but it is unclear whether the fall was caused by the loss of a wheel. Among the walkers distributed worldwide, Etac® has received a total of 49 reports from Europe and Japan of wheels falling off the walkers. No incidents have been reported in the United States. Etac® is recalling the Etac® Ono and Etac® Avant model walkers that were distributed in the United States between January 2002 and December 2011 and the Etac® Salsa model walkers that were distributed in the United States between January 2006 and December 2011. A total of 637 Ono, 2,858 Avant, and 175 Salsa walkers have been distributed in the U.S. market. The recall includes all Ono walkers with serial numbers preceding 223,000, and all serial numbers of Avant and Salsa walkers.

Event Detail

Event Id 61463
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Etac Supply Center Ab
City Anderstorp
Country SE
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-04-06
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of United Arab Emirates, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, China, Colombia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Great Brittain, Greenland, Greece, Hungaria, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Thailand.