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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of August 29, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Powered Mobility Offers Versatility (MÖV)TM Chair The Powered MOV Chair models EMS, EMS24, HHC, and INO Powered MOV Chair, enable two operators to transport a seated patient weighing up to 500 Ibs up or down stairs. Key features include infinite positioning system, thermal protection system, and locking casters. In addition to the aforementioned features, the battery powered track reduces operator effort and risk of back injury while transporting a patient up or down a set of stairs.
Recall Number Z-2247-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info Model: EMS24 with serial codes: 100346, 100348, 100355, 100356, 100357, 100358, 100359, 100360, 100362, 100363, and 100364.
Product Distributed Qty 159 units
Reason For Recall Paramed Corporation (d/b/a, Descent Control Systems), a manufacturer and distributor of patient transport devices, merged with an affiliate of Stryker Corporation in August 2009. As part of the due diligence process, Paramed's powered Mobility Offers Versatility (MÖV) chair was reviewed to identify potential compliance issues in relation to product documentation and classification.

Event Detail

Event Id 61671
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Stryker Medical Division of Stryker Corporation
City Portage
State MI
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-06-27
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution -- USA (nationwide) including the states of AK, AL, AZ, CA, FL, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WV, and the country of Canada.