Safety Alert for Skintact DF32L and DF31L Defibrillation Electrodes for Children

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

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
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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: leonhard lang skintact df32l and df31l defibrillation electrodes for children the medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency (mhra), united kingdom posted a medical device safety alert concerning skintact df32l and df31l defibrillation electrodes for children manufactured by leonhard lang gmbh. below are the details of the affected products: 50018 skintact df32l with lot number 30513-0770 59945 skintact df31l with lot numbers 30425-0778 and 30516-0770 during an internal investigation triggered by market feedback, it was discovered that during the use of these defibrillation electrodes a possibility for arcing and a resulting malfunction exists. this potential malfunction can occur with electrodes after a duration of storage of about 2 years or more. the precise cause of this is still under investigation. as this potential malfunction could lead to a lack of, or delay in, providing therapy with potentially serious consequences including death and serious injury, the manufacturer is recalling all lots of these electrodes older than 18 months. other electrodes which show a faultless performance can be used as usual according to the instructions for use. for details, please refer to the following link: http://www.Mhra.Gov.Uk/safetyinformation/safetywarningsalertsandrecalls/fieldsafetynotices/con477294 if you are in possession of the affected products, please contact your supplier for necessary actions. posted on 2 december 2014.


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    Medical Device Safety Alert: Leonhard Lang Skintact DF32L and DF31L Defibrillation Electrodes for Children
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