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
18/02/2010 Wallach LL100 Cryosurgical System CO2 and Accessories Advisory
10/12/2009 Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator 10.12.2009 Advisory
10/12/2009 Oxy-Top 5 / Oxy-Tec 5 Oxygen Concentrator Advisory
28/10/2009 Lifting Equipment Advisory
28/10/2009 Wheelchairs used in Vehicles Advisory
23/10/2009 All Posture / Safety Belts fitted to Hoists, Seating, Stair Lifts, Buggies and Wheelchairs Advisory
21/08/2009 Contoura 880 Beds Advisory
27/04/2009 Safe and Effective Use of Bench-top Steam Sterilisers Advisory
02/04/2009 Counterfeit Insulin Pen Needles – Novofine® Needles 31G, 0.25mm x 6mm, Lot Number 08J02S Advisory
29/07/2008 Safe and Effective Use of Bench-top Steam Sterilisers 29.07.2008 Advisory
10/06/2008 Disposable Infusion Devices Advisory
02/04/2008 Coopers Walking Frames Advisory
17/10/2007 Medical Devices Recommended by Healthcare Institutions for Use in a Community Setting Advisory
20/06/2006 Reusable Needle Holders / Blood Tube Holders Advisory
01/06/2006 The Procurement and Commissioning of Medical Equipment for Hospitals Advisory
14/03/2006 Profile Respiratory System CR60 and Porta-Neb Advisory
12/01/2006 Hospital Beds in Paediatric Wards Advisory
12/12/2005 Cardio Respiratory Monitors Advisory
26/10/2005 Illegally CE Marked Medical Devices Advisory
09/06/2005 'Tulip' Condoms Advisory