The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have issued an urgent safety alert for Invacare wheelchairs which are used primarily in care settings for adults.
The affected line is Action 4NG heavy duty (HD) manual wheelchairs
fitted with 5.5’’ solid tyre front wheels (option CKA0905). This is designed for users with a weight <160kg.
Affected units do not operate as intended when subject to strong mechanical impacts or when intensively used.
Invacare UK will contact affected customers, who are asked to place affected units in quarantine. Care home providers’ guidance details that replacement units will be provided.