Safety Notices

HPRA Safety Notice Communication

We publish notices relating to the safety and/or quality of medical devices. The issues covered by these notices will range from quality defect information to product recalls, to updated information on the appropriate usage of the medical devices.

View the current safety notices for medical devices below.

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Manufacturer's Field Safety Notices

Field safety notices are communications sent out by medical device manufacturers or their representatives in relation to actions that they may be taking in relation to their product that is on the market.

The HPRA puts these notices on our website for information.

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Field Safety Notices - Outstanding Actions

When a field safety notice is issued by a medical device manufacturer on the Irish market, the HPRA seek confirmation from the manufacturer that the required action has been completed. Sometimes, completion of the action is delayed or hampered due to issues experienced by the manufacturer. The HPRA publishes details of field safety notices that have been circulated to the Irish market for which action remains outstanding.

Learn more about field safety notices.

Date Title Type
24/08/2012 EMS Medical Neonatal & Paediatric Endotracheal Tube Clamp / Holder Advisory
21/08/2012 Neria Steel Cannula Infusion sets manufactured by Unomedical Advisory
03/08/2012 Cardiac Science’s Powerheart and CardioVive Automated External Defibrillators Advisory
24/07/2012 Blood glucose meters and Test Strips Advisory
17/07/2012 Unsafe Hand-held Dental X-Ray Units Advisory
17/07/2012 Hydrogen Peroxide Based Contact Lens Solutions Advisory
21/06/2012 ARCHITECT CA 19-9XR Advisory
20/06/2012 Graseby MR10 Neonatal Respiration Monitor Advisory
18/06/2012 Counterfeit Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES) LIGACLIP® EXTRA LIGATING CLIP CARTRIDGES Advisory
23/04/2012 G&S Smirthwaite Samba Chair Advisory
20/04/2012 Drive Medical Products - Drive WA007 Rollators, Drive Medical Nimbo Paediatric Walkers & Endres Riviera Bathlifts Advisory
21/03/2012 Invacare Mobility Powerchairs Control Systems Advisory
07/02/2012 Omnifuse and Omnifuse PCA Syringe Pumps Advisory
19/12/2011 Clinitest® hCG Advisory
19/12/2011 Femtosecond Laser System Advisory
09/12/2011 Quickie Neon Swing-Away Wheelchairs Advisory
08/12/2011 Action 3 and Action 4 Manual Wheelchairs Advisory
01/12/2011 Birdie Patient Lifters Advisory
28/11/2011 Corona Medical Bed Side Rails – 1025, 1031 & SP 1027 Range Advisory
24/11/2011 Action® 2000 Manual Wheelchairs Advisory