Alert for Trulife walking frames
People are being urged to be vigilant following a national Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) alert regarding walking frames manufactured by Trulife Limited.
Patients who have been treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Cromer Hospital may have been issued with the affected walking frames. The problem concerns the plastic height adjustment clips that can fail, causing the user to fall.
Standard models of walking frames manufactured by Trulife Limited from 02 April to 07 November 2007 with plastic height adjustment clips are affected. This includes models with or without wheels and walking frames with arm support troughs. Standard model product codes begin with RJ or RM. People should check if their walking frame is affected by finding the identification label on one of the front legs which stipulates the manufacturers name, date and product code.
If anyone has been issued one of the affected frames by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust they can return them to the Physiotherapy department.
For more information please visit http://www.mhra.gov.uk/index.htm