Recall of Medi-vac Flex Advantage Suction Liners and Canisters

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Cardinal Health.

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 Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, 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 New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: Medline International New Zealand Limited, 14 George Bourke Drive, Mt Wellington, Auckland 1060
  • Reason
    Safety alert notice advising customers that some users of the product:, 1. may be testing functionality by "bumping" the medi-vac liners. as indicated in the warning section of the product's dfu, premature shut-off of the vacuum may occur if the canister is bumped., 2. may be testing vacuum/ suction by occluding the medi-vac liner's patient port with their finger. this practice may activate the mechanical shut-off and consequently turn offf the vacuum. occlusion of the patient port as a testing method is not included in the product's dfu and therefore is not a recommended test.
  • Action
    Manufacturer to issue advice regarding use


  • Model / Serial
    Model: 65652-6ll, 65652-616, 65652-631, 65651-910C, 65651-920C and 65651-930C, Affected: All lots
  • Manufacturer