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News posts of '2017' 'January'

Invacare Field Safety Notice - Birdie Lifting Hoists

Important Safety Information:

In the interests of safety of our customers, we would like to bring to your attention to the correct assembly of the D-Clip that connects the actuator to the Invacare Birdie lifter’s arm.

As a result of some vigilance cases where the actuators D-Clip becomes damaged and the lifter arm falls down, we become aware that if the D-Clip is always placed backwards and pointing down towards the actuator, it can start to become damaged after a number of cycles.


  •          The bending (damage) of D-Clip only happens if it is touching the actuator backwards and at its maximum height
  •          After the first cycle, the D-Clip is not touching the actuator anymore (unless manually pushed);
  •          The complete clevis Pin doesn’t detach immediately from the actuator, when the D-Clip becomes damaged – the pin stays          in the arm’s plates that hold the actuator
  •          Only over 140kg it starts to bend severely. 

If you are concernced that your Birdie Hoists may have an issue or require further information on this field safety notice please contact us on 01423 331000 or email sales@andwayhealthcare.org.uk