28 Apr 2016

Field Safety Alerts for April [MHRA Updates]

Welcome to the first edition of our monthly round-up of field safety alerts for medical devices, which are relevant for care homes in the UK and listed with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and other medical suppliers.

April’s alerts:

  • Joerns Healthcare - All Classic & Pro Patient Lifters Maintenance Update

It is now recommended that Linak LA34 and LA44 electric actuators, which are fitted on the above mentioned models, should be considered for replacement at 40,000 cycles.
For more information, see

  • CareLink™ Monitor - Model 2490C Update

A recent software update for this particular model has been distributed with incorrect contact information, meaning that monitors that have received this update may not be able to connect to the CareLinkTM Network.
For more information about how to fix this error, see here.

  • Malfunction of 21inch Monitor Arm for ARIETTA 60 and ARIETTA 70

The screws which support the monitor may become loose due to a design fault and potentially fall from the support arm.
For more information, see here.

  • Terumo® CDI® Blood Parameter Monitoring System 500 Recall

These devices have been found to provide inaccurate readings of blood temperature, potentially leading to incorrect care and management of a patients’ temperature.
For more information, see here.

  • ArjoHuntleigh Knob Replacement Kit – Field Correction Notice

The free-of-charge knob replacement kit for ArjoHuntleigh’s Sara Plus, Encore or Chorus standing aid models has been found to result in the kneepad locking function becoming dysfunctional.
For more information, see here.

Please note this is not a definitive list of field safety alerts brought to you by CLH Group Ltd and does not include drug or surgery-related products, please visit the MHRA website for more.

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