Actions To Be Taken:
Advice for Pharmacies, Retailers and Wholesalers
Pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers should examine their stock to determine if they have any medical devices branded Aid Fast, 1st Aid or Powerplast digital thermometers.
If you find that you have these products cease sale of these products immediately and quarantine all stock. Contact the IMB immediately to obtain further instruction and guidance.
Also, should you discover any other similar brands of digital thermometers that do not clearly identify the manufacturers name and address on the packaging, please advise the IMB.
Advice for Consumers
Consumers should check their digital thermometer to determine if their device is branded Aid Fast, 1st Aid or Powerplast.
If you find that you have one of these devices, discontinue use immediately and seek an alternative. Consumers with health concerns should consult with their general practitioner.
All adverse incidents relating to a medical device should be reported to the:
Human Products Safety Monitoring Department
Health Products Regulatory Authority
Kevin O’Malley House
IMB Safety Notice SN2009(03): AidFast, 1st Aid Powerplast Digital Thermometers