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Class 2 Device Recall Uplift Commode Assist

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  Class 2 Device Recall Uplift Commode Assist see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 27, 2011
Date Posted November 22, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 31, 2012
Recall Number Z-0270-2012
Recall Event ID 60278
Product Classification Chair, adjustable, mechanical - Product Code INN
Product "***UPLIFT TECHNOLOGIES INC.***Bringing quality to life.***Model No.***CA200***Description***Lifting commode chair***Weight Range***80-300+ lb-136+ kg***"

Labeling on product: "***1C0101 and K0061014***".

A lifting commode chair that is self-powered (non-electric) and provides lifting assistance for those who have reduced mobility due to arthritis, post-operative conditions, degenerative joint disease, Parkinson's disease or other neuromuscular disorders.
Code Information Model CA200 Lot 1C0101.
Recalling Firm/
Uplift Technologies Inc.
10 Morris Drive #19
Dartmouth Canada
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
On June 26, 2011 Uplift Technologies Inc. Nova Scotia, Canada initiated a recall of the Uplift Commode Assist Model No. CA200, Lot No. 1C0101. The plastic seat does not meet manufacturing specifications. The seat may not fit the unit properly and may interfere with the unit's normal locking mechanism.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Uplift Technologies, Inc. sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated June 27, 2011 to all affected customers The letter describes the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructs customers to examine their inventory and to quarantine the affected product. Customers are to call Uplift's Customer Service Department at 1-800-387-0896 to request a Return Materials Authorization number in order to return the product. .
Quantity in Commerce 219 chairs
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the country of Canada.
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.