The Irish Medicines Board has issued a safety warning concerning the Quickie Neon Swing-Away Wheel Chair. Post-market surveillance has shown that a small number of upper frame tubes that support the back rest have failed on this wheelchair. There is the potential for frames to fail and users could potentially fall backwards resulting in serious injuries.
The models affected are those with a seat depth up to 44cm (chairs above this seat depth are not affected and the wheel chairs which were manufactured before June 2010. Wheel chairs made after this date have a strengthened upper frame tube.
Sunrise Medical and their distributor MMS Medical have been unsuccessful in their attempts to date to locate all devices in Ireland affected by the safety notice. There are approximately 38 Quickie Neon Swing-Away Wheel Chairs on the Irish market which require an upgrade kit to be fitted.
The Irish Medicines Board has advised that users should identify the location of all affected wheel chairs and manufacturer’s recommendations should be followed.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury whilst using a Quickie Neon Swing-Away Wheel Chair you would be entitled to compensation under the law of product liability. Please feel free to contact Liam Moloney Solicitor today at 045 898000 or email Liam at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information concerning your rights.