Medical Device and Equipment Alerts (MDEA) Updates - 2003

Number
Issue Date
Level Of Urgency
Title
09-Dec-03
Action
Transilluminators used with neonates - Use of an inappropriate light source for transillumination can result in burns
Previously issued in NI as MDEA(NI)2003 40
30-Oct-03
Update
Electrosurgical (diathermy) accessories - Malfunction and failure during use - Reference the Appendix to this ALERT
Previously issued in NI as MDEA(NI)2003 33
23-Oct-03
Immediate Action
Medtronic SynchroMed Implantable Drug Pump - Incompatibility of diamorphine solution with the SynchroMed implantable drug pump
Previously issued in NI as MDEA(NI)2003 31
MDEA(NI)2003/25Link to an external website
09-Sep-03
Action
Bath and shower seating equipment - Entrapment of genitalia in the drainage holes/slots of bath and shower seating equipment
MDEA(NI)2003/13Link to an external website
17-Jun-03
Action
Oxygen cylinder manifolds used to supply oxygen for patient use - Risk of ignition of the seat material and the subsequent release of potentially toxic gases into the pipeline distribution system.  Problem relates to the use of PTFE type soft seat inserts in control valves operating at cylinder pressure (up to 137bar(g))
MDEA(NI)2003/12Link to an external website
17-Jun-03
Action
Medical Liquid Oxygen Supply Systems  - Contents Monitoring Procedures
MDEA(NI)2003/11Link to an external website
03-Jun-03
Immediate Action
Electrolux (now known as Dometic) Drugs refrigerator, Electrolux MR60 - Ammonia leakage/Minor explosion
02-Apr-03
Action
External Pacemakers: Models - E4162, E4164, E4165 and E4166 (manufactured by APC Medical Ltd) - Increase in pacing rate by 20 pulses per minute (ppm) and change in pacing mode without user intervention, under certain circumstances
Previously issued in NI as MDEA(NI)2003 01
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