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
MDEA(NI)2004/53Link to an external website
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
MDEA(NI)2004/50Link to an external website
03-Sep-04
Immediate Action
Silent Gliss cubicle curtain tracking system
MDEA(NI)2004/48Link to an external website
25-Aug-04
Action
Electrically operated beds - Risk of entrapment and crushing involving the accidental operation of the foot controls
MDEA(NI)2004/42Link to an external website
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
MDEA(NI)2004/41Link to an external website
10-Aug-04
Action
Ceiling Mounted minor procedures/examination lights - Risk of detachment
MDEA(NI)2004/34Link to an external website
07-Jul-04
Action
Flexible endoscopes - Risk of transmission of infection because of inadequate decontamination
MDEA(NI)2004/33Link to an external website
02-Jul-04
Action
Fire Extinguisher - Water and Foam (supplied between May 2002 and October 2003) - Cracked discharge hose
MDEA(NI)2004/22Link to an external website
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
MDEA(NI)2004/21Link to an external website
13-May-04
Action
Oscillating Fans - Fans can become a fire hazard if internal wiring is subject to continual strain or wear
MDEA(NI)2004/20Link to an external website
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
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