Safety Alert for Temperature Management System ARCTIC SUN

According to National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), this safety alert involved a device in Colombia that was produced by Medivance, Inc || Productos para el Cuidado de la Salud || Dymax Corporation.

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Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Colombian data is current through June 2019. All of the data comes from the National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), 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 Colombia.
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  • Reason
    The manufacturer informs the users of the referenced system an additional warning added to the manual of the device, where it indicates that the system is not designed to be used in the operating room, in order to reduce the possibility of infection, its use in this environment increases the potential for events to occur. adverse on patients.


  • Model / Serial
    ARCTIC SUN 5000
  • Product Description
    The ARCTIC SUN temperature management system has been designed to monitor and control the patient's temperature. The ARCTIC SUN temperature management system consists of the ARCTIC SUN control module and non-sterile ARCTIC GEL disposable pads, which attach to the patient's skin areas.
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