Leckey issues safety alert following reports of broken latches on Firefly seating products
Leckey, a supplier of mobility and specialist seating solutions to children and adults across the globe, has issued a field safety notice regarding the height-adjustable Floorsitters for products from its Firefly range.
Issued by James Leckey Design, the safety notice affects to all Firefly Floorsitters supplied before 31st January 2018 and applies to Firefly Splashy bath seat and Firefly GoTo seat.
The Splashy bath seat and the GoTo seat are attached to a height-adjustable Floorsitter with two latches which click into position, with one latch located on the Floorsitter base and the second latch located on the recline arm of the Floorsitter.
According to Leckey, the company has received reports of a number of broken latches on the Floorsitter, warning that such a breakage could cause the back of the seat to collapse rapidly.
Confirming that any reported breakages have been followed up and no injuries have been reported, Leckey says that whilst the risk of occurrence is remote, such an occurrence could cause a serious injury and in the interest of user safety, it has decided to perform a Field Safety Corrective Action.
The company is now rolling out a solution that involves replacing both latches on the Floorsitter with an improved, much more robust design which it states will eliminate the risks of further similar incidents.
The new design has been tested verified Leckey, with the new parts being sent to all affected customers, along with simple retro-fit instructions, during October 2019.
Apologising for any inconvenience caused by the safety alert, the company is prompting those affected to contact its customer service centre on the number below for clarification
Contact reference person: Ian Latimer Head of Sales & Business Development, Firefly by Leckey 19C Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, N. Ireland, UK. +44 (0)28 9260 0750, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Product Name||Product Code||Serial Number Range||Date of Manufacture|
|Firefly Splashy||All codes beginning 176||LEC/178486 to
|1st November 2016 to 31st January 2018|
|Firefly GoTo Seat||All codes beginning 167 and including letter ‘F’ in code||LEC/189092 to
|1st May 2017 to 31st January 2018|