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Originator: MHRA Medical Device Alerts

Issue date: 12-Dec-2019 12:30:32

Action by recipients:
  • Care Trusts
  • Mental Health Trusts
  • Specialists Trusts
  • NHS Regional Offices
  • Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Mental Health & Social Care Trusts
  • Ambulance Trusts
  • Mental Health & Learning Disabilities
  • Acute Trusts
  • Community Trusts

Information to recipients:
  • Other contacts
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Special Health Authorities

Action category: Action

Title: BritePro Solo and BriteBlade Pro single-use fibre optic laryngoscope blades and handles – risk of choking

Broadcast content: Manufactured by Flexicare Medical – loose bearings and retaining ring may enter patient’s airway causing choking hazard if the laryngoscope blade is disengaged from the handle above the patient.

***Please note that MDA/2019/043 was not sent to all organisations (more information about that here), so for some organisations the last MDA you received will have been MDA/2019/042. If you have any concerns please contact our helpdesk via the email address at the bottom of this page***

Additional information: NHS England Regional offices:
Do not cascade to primary care

Alert reference: MDA/2019/044

Action underway deadline: 19-Dec-2019

Action complete deadline: 06-Jan-2020


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