Failure of metal welds on recalled BIOS Rollator brand walkers sold at Wal-Mart stores pose fall and injury hazards

from Health & Safety

Health Canada reports that Thermor Ltd. Canada is conducting a voluntary recall of their walker, the BIOS Rollator 56001, sold at Wal-Mart stores across Canada.

Due to a manufacturer's defect, the fracturing of metal welds on the walker could cause the user to fall and possibly suffer serious injury. The fracturing of the metal welds can occur near the front legs of the walker above the area of the support bar.

Health Canada is aware of one report from a customer who experienced a fall but suffered only minor injuries. However, customers may experience falls leading to more serious injuries.

Corrective Action:

The company is advising consumer to stop using this product. Consumers may contact Thermor Ltd. Canada directly at 1-800-387-8520 or BIOS exactly for information, including how to receive a replacement.

Health Canada has also been advised that Wal-Mart Canada has posted a recall notice in all Wal-Mart Canada stores to alert customers.