Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Use of Tristel Trio Wipes System with GE TEE probe

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por GE Healthcare Australia Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class II
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, 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 Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    The tristel trio wipes system has been validated for efficacy and residual toxicity for tee probes that do not have visible signs of wear or damage, and when used in connection with shorter procedure times such as cardiac scans. further testing has identified a need for clarification of the previously communicated disinfection guidance for ge tee probes regarding use of the tristel trio wipes system. specifically, in-use experience and limited testing has revealed that the previously communicated disinfection methods using tristel trio wipes may not always be effective when used in connection with procedures that have long tee probe intubation times, such as cardiac surgeries, and/or with tee probes with visible signs of wear or damage in areas to be disinfected, both of which may increase the bioburden on the probe. ge recommends the additional use of a sterile sheath covering the tee probe when tristel trio wipes are being used as the sole method of disinfection.
  • Acción
    Under conditions where the TEE probe has a long intubation time or shows visible signs of wear and damage, GE recommends the use of a sterile sheath covering the TEE probe in addition to disinfection using the Tristel Trio Wipes System.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Use of Tristel Trio Wipes System with GE TEE probeAffected Product: TEE probe models: 6VT-D, 6Tc, 6Tc-RS, 6T, 6T-RS, 9T and 9T-RSMultiple affected probe types and part numbersARTG Number:123916(GE Medical Systems Australia - Transducer assembly, ultrasound, diagnostic, intracorporeal, oesophageal)
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