Recall of Vital Signs Disposable General Purpose Temperature Probe, 9Fr

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

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: Obex Medical Ltd, 303 Manukau Road, Epsom, AUCKLAND
  • Reason
    The use of the disposable general purpose 9 french temperature probe for nasopharyngeal applications can create, in certain clinical conditions, a potential for severe epistaxis (nose bleed), which may require interventional procedures or prescription medications to properly resolve.
  • Action
    Product to be returned to supplier


  • Model / Serial
    Model: VSI-1016 and VSI 1016EU, Affected: All product labelled "Made in Costa Rica"
  • Manufacturer