R & R Healthcare HiLite Chair Recall [Australia]


R & R Healthcare HiLite Chair Recall [Australia]

 Click to enlarge

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: R & R Healthcare Equipment Pty Ltd, an Eastern Creek, New South Wales establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of HiLite Chair products from the Australian marketplace due to suspected weld failure and consequential risk of falls, laceration, concussion and bone fracture, all serious safety hazards.

ACCC: http://ht.ly/hYjz30qQhHY

Direct link: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/r-r-healthcare-equipment-pty-ltd-hilite-chair

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Chair products are subject to this recall:

  • HiLite Chairs, sold with model numbers KA582KDG03 or KA582KDG05; affected serial numbers; an ARTG designation of 201862

==> No barcodes, APNs, UPCs, DINs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation.

According to the ACCC, although the R & R Healthcare HiLite Chairs are labelled with a safe working limit of 200 kilograms, testing showed that at a weight of approximately 150 kilograms there was a potential for weld failure in the frame. If this defect occurs, the chair back could collapse and cause the user to fall and become injured.

The HiLite Chairs have a safe working limit is 130 kilograms. If the Chair back collapses backwards while the chair is occupied, there is a risk of injury to the occupant and/or those nearby.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled HiLite Chairs and if the occupant of the Chairs exceeds or could exceed 130 kilograms, you should immediately stop using the Chair and contact R & R Healthcare Equipment or K Care Healthcare Solutions for a corrected label to replace the existing weight limit label.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 0-0-0, your closest hospital or emergency centre equipped to properly treat lacerations, bone fracture, eye injury and/or concussion.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous chair products, please search for “chair” or more generically, “furniture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

___________________________________________________________

Australian Department of Health Coronavirus Tips___________________________________________________________

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall notification, please contact K Care Healthcare Solutions on 1300 783 783. during normal business hours, Australian Western Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at https://www.kcare.com.au/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning products that pose a Fall hazard, please search for “fall” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning products that pose a Laceration hazard, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning products that pose a Concussion hazard, please search for “concussion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning products that pose a Bone Fracture hazard, please search for “fracture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by R & R Healthcare Equipment Pty Ltd, please search for “R & R” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the HiLite brand, please search for “HiLite” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

___________________________________________________________

More information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2020/18370
Recalls Direct RIN: 13140-2020
Want to read more about this recall?
==> Please click on the links above to visit the originating site.
Want to read more about other recalls?
==> Please click on the links below.

General information:
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page:
==> http://www.RecallsDirect.com/
About the Recalls Direct service:
==> http://wp.me/P2bVty-2
Visit the Living Safely site:
==> http://www.LivingSafely.org/
Report an unsafe product you purchased in Australia [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.productsafety.gov.au/contact-us/for-consumers/report-an-unsafe-product
Search for a recalled product on the ACCC Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> http://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/browse-all-recalls

We welcome your feedback:
Want to e-mail or share this recall?
==> Simply use the “Share this” options below.
Is this recall relevant to you? Please let us know!
==> Click on the “Like” button below.
E. & O. E.

___________________________________________________________

%d bloggers like this: