Safety Alert for Short Term Acute Dialysis Catheters

According to Department of Health, this safety alert involved a device in Hong Kong that was produced by Joline.

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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
  • Date
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Hong Kong data is current through September 2018. All of the data comes from the Department of Health (Hong Kong), 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 data from the U.S. and Hong Kong.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Medical Device Safety Alert
  • Reason
    Medical device safety alert: joline short term acute dialysis catheters the medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency (mhra), united kingdom posted a field safety notice concerning short term acute dialysis catheters, manufactured by joline. the affected products were manufactured from jun 2012 to feb 2013. in the course of continuous market surveillance, the manufacturer became aware that occasionally there could be an increased risk of hairline cracks at the connectors of these catheters. it was observed that during the application of the catheter crack formation sporadically occurred. although there has been no patient endangering so far, blood loss cannot be excluded. by means of optimized manufacturing processes and improvements of the design, the mechanical and chemical resistance could be enhanced. until these measures are completely implemented, the manufacturer asks customers to waive alcoholic disinfectants, in no case connect before complete drying as already indicated in the instructions for use and avoid excessive forces when connecting as well as ensure a regular and frequent control of the connectors, and securely clamp affected catheters with the mounted safety clamp and change the catheter. furthermore, the manufacturer advises distributors to stop selling the affected products. for details, please refer to mhra website http://www.Mhra.Gov.Uk/safetyinformation/safetywarningsalertsandrecalls/ fieldsafetynotices/con286760 if you are in possession of the product, please contact your supplier for necessary actions. posted on 17 june 2013.


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  • Product Description
    Medical Device Safety Alert: Joline Short Term Acute Dialysis Catheters
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