In recent years, I’ve heard and read about cars, food, drugs etc. being recalled, because of something wrong with them, however this is the first I have heard about a wheelchair recall. Last Wednesday, when my chair repair person came by to fix my foot rest, he told me Invacare, (or Invacrap, is what I call the company that made my chair), issued a recall because a defective controller.
Hearing about them doing so came as no shock, because in my eyes, Invacare’s known for building junk. Believe me, my first electric wheelchair was made by them & it had nothing but breakdowns. So, why are the recalling the controllers? Apparently, when the user turns the chair on, it takes off fast, even set on slow speeds. Now, even though I haven’t noticed this, I do note issues, and since my chair’s controller might be the ones under the recall, might as well get a new part.