FDA recalls 850 patient lifts used in nursing homes, hospitals

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The Food and Drug Administration has recalled all Faaborg model battery-operated patient lifts distributed by Moving Solutions Inc. because a bolt may break and cause a dangerous fall, the agency said in a statement Thursday. These lifts are used in nursing homes to move residents, among other settings.

More than 850 such lifts have been distributed throughout the United States.

The main bolt secures the lift arm to the main frame of the lift. Excessive wear on it may cause the bolt to break. The lift arm may also fall on the patients, the FDA said.

Faaborg, based in Denmark, makes the lifts. Moving Solutions was the initial U.S. distributor, but other companies may distribute the Faaborg lifts, the FDA reports

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