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Originator: MHRA Medical Device Alerts

Issue date: 24-Sep-2018 14:00:07

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Action category: Action

Title: Various trauma guide wires – risk of infection due to packaging failure

Broadcast content: Manufactured by Zimmer Biomet with expiry dates prior to 31 May 2028 – wire may breach packaging, compromising sterility of device.

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

Alert reference: MDA/2018/032

Action underway deadline: 22-Oct-2018

Action complete deadline: 12-Nov-2018

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