Medical Device and Equipment Alerts (MDEA) Updates - 2005

Number
Issue Date
Level Of Urgency
Title
23-Dec-05
Action
Medtronic Sigma implantable pacemakers: Failure of interconnecting wires within the pacemakers leading to a number of different problems
Previously published in NI as MDEA(NI)2005/95
20-Dec-05
Action
Guidant INSIGNIA and NEXUS implantable pacemakers: Recall due to component failure
Previously published in NI as MDEA(NI)2005/93
12-Dec-05
Action
Guidant INSIGNIA and NEXUS implantable pacemakers - Device may exhibit intermittent or permanent loss of pacing output without warning, intermittent or permanent loss of telemetry, reversion to ventricular inhibited pacing (VVI) and/or a reset warning message upon interrogation
Previously published in NI as MDEA(NI)2005/90
MDEA(NI)2005/82Link to an external website
18-Nov-05
Immediate Action & Update
Automated endoscope reprocessors: Risk of failure to decontaminate auxiliary channels
MDEA(NI)2005/81Link to an external website
17-Nov-05
Information
ABB Cables - 35mm2 3-phase split concentric service cable was found to have no insulation on the grey phase conductor for a length of approximately 2m.  Black PVC bedding tape was missing intermittently in the area of the defect
MDEA(NI)2005/70Link to an external website
12-Oct-05
Immediate Action
Operating Theatre patient transfer systems - Possible risk of entrapment of Patient Breathing Circuits during patient transfer into or out of the Operating Theatre
MDEA(NI)2005/67Link to an external website
15-Sep-05
Action
TRDS Food Trolley - Control Panel Fire
MDEA(NI)2005/63Link to an external website
17 Aug 05
Action
Mobile Heated Food Trolley - Damage to electrical power plug with consequential electric shock injury
MDEA(NI)2005/62Link to an external website
16-Aug-05
Action
Automatic Temperature Controllers in Vaccine Chill Stores - Inappropriate temperature/compressor controller settings
MDEA(NI)2005/59Link to an external website
10-Aug-05
Action
Automatic Ice-making Equipment - Possible contamination
26-Jul-05
Action
St Jude Medical implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs - Potential for a reduction in number of shocks and inappropriate rate responsive pacing
Previously published in NI as MDEA(NI)2005/57
26-Jun-05
Action
Guidant CONTAK RENEWAL (model H135) and CONTAK RENEWAL 2 (model H155) implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) - Potential loss of cardioversion, defibrillation or pacing therapy due to diversion of high voltage
Previously published in NI as MDEA(NI)2005/49
29-Jun-05
Action
Guidant VENTAK PRIZM 2DR implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) model No 1861 - Potential loss of cardioversion, defibrillation or pacing therapy due to diversion of high voltage shock
Previously published in NI as MDEA(NI)2005/48
24-Jun-05
Action
Biokit Best 2000 laboratory analyser used in combination with the BioMerieux Vironostika HIV Uni-Form II Ag/Ab assay - False results may be observed when using this combination of assay and laboratory analyser
Previously published in NI as MDEA(NI)2005/47
MDEA(NI)2005/45Link to an external website
23-Jun-05
Action
Electrically operated beds - Risk of entrapment and crushing from accidental operation of foot controls
MDEA(NI)2005/30Link to an external website
21-Apr-05
Action
Posture belts fitted to wheelchairs and seating - Incorrectly fitted or adjusted posture belt attached to a wheelchair can lead to death or serious injury to a wheelchair user
MDEA(NI)2005/16Link to an external website
25-Feb-05
Action
Old gas fired ovens and other equipment with enclosed burners - Failure of gas to cut off in the event of a flame failure
MDEA(NI)2005/10Link to an external website
24-Jan-05
Information
In-line flexible cable connectors on equipment in wet conditions - Arcing and heat damage
MDEA(NI)2005/05Link to an external website
10-Jan-05
Action
Bed Rails (Cotsides) - Risk of entrapment and asphyxiation
MDEA(NI)2005/04Link to an external website
06-Jan-05
Information
Fire Extinguishers - Incorrect maintenance
MDEA(NI)2005/03Link to an external website
06-Jan-05
Information
Ballast in fluorescent light fittings - Overheating and subsequent fire
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