Micro-Needling devices and Needle Cartridges Priority 2 – Warning

Notice type: Warning

Date: 27/06/2017



Manufacturer Or Supplier:

Target Audience:
Cosmetic Clinics
Beauty salons
Medical aesthetic clinics
General Public

Problem Or Issue:
It has come to the attention of the HPRA that Micro-Needling devices manufactured by Dermapenworld and Needle Cartridges manufactured by SUNWOO are being CE marked under medical devices legislation and placed on the Irish market. The HPRA has been unable to confirm that either SUNWOO or Dermapenworld have the appropriate certification to support CE marking for these devices.
The safety, performance and quality of products which are not appropriately certified cannot be assured. The HPRA is issuing this notice to alert users, in particular cosmetic clinics, to check existing stock and contact their suppliers as necessary.

Background Information Or Related Documents:
Please click here to view this Safety Notice

Actions To Be Taken:
The HPRA advises that users:
  1. Examine stock for Micro-Needling devices and Needle Cartridges manufactured by SUNWOO or Dermapenworld.
  2. Take appropriate action, for example consider the need for quarantine and / or return of affected product.
  3. Where in doubt, contact your supplier to request valid certification for your device. A valid medical device certificate should be issued by a designated Notified Body, be in date, bear the name of the device manufacturer (as named on the device labelling), and devices covered.
  4. The HPRA would also like to emphasise that non-CE marked Micro-Needling devices should not be used for medical purposes. This includes therapeutic treatments (e.g. for disease / injury / acne) and transdermal delivery of substances to the body.

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