Alerta De Seguridad para Bar Code Scanner User’s Guide

Según Department of Health, este evento ( alerta de seguridad ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Hong Kong que fue producido por Abbott Molecular Inc..

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Las alertas proporcionan información importante y recomendaciones sobre los productos. Aunque se haya emitido una alerta, esto no significa necesariamente que el producto se considera peligroso. Las alertas de seguridad, dirigidas a trabajadores de la salud y a usuarios, pueden incluir retiro de equipos. Pueden ser escritas por los fabricantes, pero también por funcionarios del área de salud.

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  • Tipo de evento
    Safety alert
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  • Notas / Alertas
    Hong Kong data is current through September 2018. All of the data comes from the Department of Health (Hong Kong), 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 data from the U.S. and Hong Kong.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Medical Device Safety Alert
  • Causa
    Field safety notice: abbott molecular bar code scanner user’s guide medical device manufacturer, abbott molecular inc., has issued a field safety notice on abbott molecular bar code scanner user’s guide list number: 6l-88-03, 6l88-04, 6l88-05, 6l88-06, 6l88-07, 6l88-08, 6l88-09. according to the manufacturer, internal investigation has identified that within the user’s guide, the section modifying the keyboard format for bar code scanner ln 6l89-01 contains incorrect bar codes that can prevent the correct configuration of the bar code scanner language format. the manufacturer explained that incorrect bar code scanner language configuration could result in the keyboard and bar code scanner not having the same language formats. this could potentially lead to incorrect patient sample identification. independent of this language configuration issue, the bar code scanner is working as expected. the local supplier confirmed that scanners with the affected list numbers have not been distributed in hong kong. if you are in possession of the products, please contact your supplier for necessary actions.


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    Medical Device Safety Alert: Abbott Molecular Bar Code Scanner User's Guide
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    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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