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.

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Date Title Type
01/04/2011 BHM Medical Inc. Hoists Advisory
11/03/2011 IMB Safety Notice: Liftmaster 160 (AA8974), Liftmaster 190 (AA8943) Advisory
23/02/2011 Counterfeit Medical Devices Advisory
04/02/2011 Counterfeit Medical Devices 04.02.2011 Advisory
21/01/2011 Counterfeit Covidien Nellcor SpO2 Durasensor® (DS-100A) sensors Advisory
22/12/2010 Counterfeit Covidien Nellcor SpO2 Durasensor® (DS-100A) sensors 22.12.2010 Advisory
21/12/2010 Safe Use of Insulin Pens Advisory
17/12/2010 Installation and Compatibility of Medical Devices 17.12.2010 Advisory
01/11/2010 Single Use & Single Patient Use Medical Devices Advisory
05/10/2010 Silicone Gel filled Breast Implants manufactured by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP). (All models and lot numbers) 05.10.2010 Advisory
30/09/2010 Stryker Model 6100 M1 Ambulance Cot Advisory
16/09/2010 Cleaning and Decontamination of Reusable Medical Devices Advisory
27/08/2010 ASR™ Articular Surface Replacement and ASR™ XL Acetabular System Advisory
13/08/2010 Effective Traceability of Medical Devices Advisory
19/07/2010 LIFEPAK® CR Plus Automatic External Defibrillator Advisory
14/06/2010 Intracranial Stent SILK Advisory
10/06/2010 Hospital Beds / Cots Advisory
17/05/2010 M Series Heated Humidifier Advisory
10/05/2010 Apheresis Systems Advisory
15/04/2010 ARCHITECT Anti-HCV Reagents Advisory