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.

If you would like to receive copies of these notices at the time of publication via e-mail please forward an e-mail request to

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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
24/09/2020 LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System and Accessories. Priority 3 – Advisory Advisory
22/07/2020 COVID-19 testing in Ireland by commercial entities outside the National Testing Strategy Advisory
24/06/2020 Lifeguard LG20, LG50, LG55. Priority 2 - Warning Advisory
17/06/2020 ACTIV.A.C.™ Therapy Units. Priority 2 – Warning Advisory
08/06/2020 Caution When Purchasing Thermometers Advisory
27/03/2020 Falsified diagnostic tests for Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Advisory
13/03/2020 Potential Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Certain Medical Devices with Bluetooth Low Energy Advisory
11/03/2020 Programmable Ventriculo-Peritoneal (PVP) / Programmable Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts. Priority 3 – Advisory Advisory
17/06/2019 Electro–Surge Limited Devices used in Electrosurgery Advisory
02/08/2018 HIV Self-tests - Information Notice Advisory
29/01/2018 HPRA Information Notice - Food Intolerance Testing - 2018 Update Advisory
24/01/2018 Animas Vibe Insulin Pumps. Priority 3 – Advisory. Advisory
27/10/2017 CT Imaging of Patients reliant on Electronic Medical Devices Advisory
27/10/2017 MR Imaging of Patients with Implanted Medical Devices Advisory
06/10/2017 Mobile Applications in Healthcare - Information Notice Advisory
25/09/2017 Information Notice - Caution when Purchasing Medical Devices Advisory
09/02/2017 Caution when Purchasing Dental Devices Online - Information Notice Advisory
09/12/2016 CME T34 Ambulatory Syringe Pumps. Priority 3 – Advisory Advisory
10/11/2016 Accu-Chek Aviva Combo, Accu-Chek Mobile bGM system, Accu-Chek Spirit Combo, Accu-Chek Spirit and Spirit Combo insulin pump. Priority 3 – Advisory Advisory
12/05/2016 Counterfeit Prime & Bond NT Refill - Priority 3 - Advisory Update Advisory