Recall of ECG Electrode SKINTACT W-60

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Medtel Pty Ltd.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class III
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    It was discovered that there is a risk that the abovementioned affected electrodes will transmit a poor signal or no signal at all before reaching the indicated expiration date. it is very unlikely that this will cause a patient risk.
  • Action
    Medtel is advising users to inspect stock and quarantine any remaining units. Affected product will be replaced by unaffected units. This action has been closed-out on 25/08/2016.


  • Model / Serial
    ECG Electrode SKINTACT W-60Catalogue Number: 58051Lot Numbers: 40414-0325, 40722-0328, 40918-0321, 40414-0325, 40305-0325, 31216-0158ARTG Number: 135457
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