Safety information on the medical device KLASSIKER forearm crutches, models 220 and 230

Safety warnings | Medical devices | 05/02/2024

The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG) warns against breaking KLASSIKER forearm crutches, models 220 and 230. Only certain LOT numbers are affected.

It has been determined that the forearm crutches may be affected by a technical defect that could lead to a sudden breakage. This defect could lead to serious falls and resulting serious injuries.

The affected forearm crutches were issued in Austria from May 2022 in the colors blue and black. They can be identified by the LOT number on the MDR label attached to the tube of the forearm walking aid (see example below).

The following LOT numbers starting with "PA" are affected:

  • 772143
  • 772144
  • 772854
  • 772893
  • 772895

According to current estimates, around 35 of the above products are affected in Austria.

The BASG has so far received 0 reports of cases of damage from Austria from the period in question.

Medical devices forearm crutches KLASSIKER Models 220 and 230
Manufacturer Ossenberg GmbH
Batch number(s) Affected LOT numbers: PA 772143, PA 772144, PA 772854, PA 772893, PA 772895
Corrective actions The BASG recommends checking the LOT numbers of the forearm crutches to ensure safety. If a forearm crutch is affected, it can be returned to the supplier.

Please stop using the affected forearm crutch immediately to avoid possible health risks from falls due to a sudden breakage. If you have identified an affected forearm crutch using the LOT number, you can obtain a replacement product from your supplier.
Depth of recall Patients
Further information Link Rückfragen (fachlich):
Dr. Christoph Baumgärtel, Tel.: +43 505 55-36004

Rückfragen (für Medien):
Kommunikationsmanagement, Tel.: +43 505 55-25000
Company letter (pdf) Link Safety notice

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