Revised: 9 September 2016
This section contains safety alerts for medicines and medical devices.
The safety concerns described here have been investigated by Medsafe. More detailed information about the safety concern and actions that need to be taken by consumers and healthcare professionals are provided.
Alerts are published for serious and significant safety concerns. Alerts provide advice on changes that consumers and healthcare professionals should make to improve the safe use of a medicine or medical device. For some safety concerns, Medsafe may conclude that no actions are required. However, we may still issue an alert to provide information if there is public concern.
Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean that a medicine or medical device is considered to be unsafe.
|23 December 2016||Device||Consumer Level Recall – Pivot, Pivot Hygiene, Pivot Hammock and Tony Pringle clip style sling used for patient hoists|
|9 September 2016||Medicine||Consumer Level Recall – GlucaGen® HypoKit 1 mg solution for injection|
|31 August 2016||Device||Heater-cooler devices used during cardiac surgery: risk of infection with Nontuberculous Mycobacterium species – advice and recommendations|
|29 August 2016||Device||Detachable Wall Plug for AC Power Adapter supplied with Medela Breast Pump Powered|
|1 August 2016||Device||Quickie Q7 Wheelchair (Model ER14) manufactured between 1 September 2009 & 27 November 2013. (Backrest Bracket Damage)|
|2 March 2016||Medicine||Vit.D3 – important information for patients with a peanut or soya allergy|