Device ageing prompts MDA (UK Medical Devices Agency) safety warning
This article was originally published in Clinica
Device ageing is at the centre of the UK Medical Devices Agency's latest safety warning, in which it reports "various age-related problems" with the 165 Resuscitaire resuscitation unit made by Vickers Medical. Servicing agents for the manufacturer have reported problems which include cracks in the aluminium pressure regulators, problems fitting modern oxygen cylinders and displaced index pins at cylinder connection points. In the notice issued yesterday, the MDA urges users to perform a full risk assessment if these devices are to be kept in long-term use.
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