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Class 2 Device Recall HillRom 70 SemiElectric Bed

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  Class 2 Device Recall HillRom 70 SemiElectric Bed see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 11, 2008
Date Posting Updated January 16, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 31, 2009
Recall Number Z-0506-2009
Recall Event ID 50181
Product Classification AC-Powered Adjustable Hospital Bed - Product Code FNL
Product Hill-Rom 70 Semi-Electric Bed, Hill-Rom Company, Batesville, IN.; Model HS-968. The bed is a general purpose bed for use with low to medium acuity patients in the home care environment.
Code Information Serial numbers HC100001 through HC101261.
Recalling Firm/
Hill-Rom, Inc.
125 E Pearl St
Batesville IN 47006
For Additional Information Contact Steven S. Hollingsworth
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Failure, mechanical: If the bed mechanism is cranked downward when the bed is already in its lowest position, the springs may cause the bed to rise suddenly if the bed is empty, more slowly if occupied by a patient, or when the patient exits the bed. For further information, please contact Hill-Rom, Inc. at 800-445-3720.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Consignees were notified of the problem by letter dated 11/11/08 and instructed to position the bed at least 3 inches above the lowest bed position in order to prevent the problem, and then to only use the pendant electronic controls to raise and lower the head and foot sections of the bed, until Hill-Rom can repair the bed. The letter was entitled "Urgent Medical Device Correction."
Quantity in Commerce 567
Distribution Nationwide.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.