Medical Device and Equipment Alerts (MDEA) Updates - 2004

Number                             
Issue Date                 
Level Of Urgency
Title
28-Sep-04
Action
Trilucent (soya bean oil filled) breast implants - Actions following conclusion of research and update of HN(NI)2000/10
Previously issued in NI as MDEA(NI)2004 54
17-Sep-04
Update
Flexible endoscopes - Reprocessing of Olympus Flexible Endoscopes
13-Sep-04
Action
Medtronic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) models GEM DR 7271 and Micro Jewel II 7223Cx - Extended charge times and inability to deliver therapy at battery voltages close to Elective Replacement Indicator (ERI) for a subset of the devices
Previously issued in NI as MDEA(NI)2004 52
03-Sep-04
Immediate Action
Silent Gliss cubicle curtain tracking system
25-Aug-04
Action
Electrically operated beds - Risk of entrapment and crushing involving the accidental operation of the foot controls
10-Aug-04
Action
Fire Doors: Risk of exposure to asbestos when carrying out works - Older doors may contain asbestos, or have asbestos panels, fibres may be released during repair or modification work
10-Aug-04
Action
Ceiling Mounted minor procedures/examination lights - Risk of detachment
07-Jul-04
Action
Flexible endoscopes - Risk of transmission of infection because of inadequate decontamination
02-Jul-04
Action
Fire Extinguisher - Water and Foam (supplied between May 2002 and October 2003) - Cracked discharge hose
27-May-04
Action
Cidex OPA ortho-phthalaldehyde high level disinfectant solution - Repeated exposure to Cidex OPA high level disinfectant solution, following manual re-processing of urological instruments, may have resulted in hypersensitivity in some patients with a history of bladder cancer undergoing repeated cystoscopy
Previously issued in NI as MDEA(NI)2004 25
19-May-04
Action
Risks Associated with Acetylene Gas Cylinders - The presence and use of acetylene gas cylinders introduces significant safety risks that require management planning
13-May-04
Action
Oscillating Fans - Fans can become a fire hazard if internal wiring is subject to continual strain or wear
30-Apr-04
Action
Automatic door release mechanisms/Hold open devices - Guidance on use
27-Apr-04
Action
Medtronic implantable defibrillators, models: Marquis VR 7230, Marquis DR 7274, InSync Marquis 7277 - Potential battery defect; possible rapid depletion, prevalence unknown
Previously issued in NI as MDEA(NI)2004 19
03-Mar-04
Action
ABG I Uncemented Acetabular Cups for Total Hip Replacement - Cup wear and asymptomatic acetabulare osteolysis, NIAIC understands that the Cups have NOT been used in Northern Ireland.  However, Healthcare professionals should be aware of the problem in case patients present who may have been implanted elsewhere
Previously issued in NI as MDEA(NI)2004 11
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