Alerta De Seguridad para Radiesse Dermal Filler

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

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    Safety alert
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    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
    Press release
  • Causa
    Recall of merz aesthetics' radiesse dermal filler the department of health (dh) today (november 25) instructs a local medical device distributor, dksh hong kong limited (dksh) to recall from users and consumers all affected batches of 1.5cc radiesse dermal filler syringes manufactured by merz aesthics (ma) in the us because of a quality defect with possible safety threat. dh first came to learn of the incident through its surveillance scheme on medical devices. it was noted yesterday (hong kong time) that the us food and drug administration (fda) has issued an enforcement report about a trade-initiated global recall of the above product, ongoing since this august. "ma is recalling the product because it has identified a defect in certain lots such that the dermal filler may leak pass the plunger at the proximal end of the syringe when in use," a dh spokesman explains. "messy aside, microbial contamination and hence resulting hygienic deficiency, and even infection can then become very real concerns. regarding the latter, it is a little reassuring to find that thus far, there is no report of related adverse event anywhere," the spokesman states. in response to the gap between recall commencement and reporting, the spokesman comments that dh also notes that this has been an ongoing us practice. "regardless, our officers begin investigation immediately. enquiry into ma's regional representation in singapore reveals that there was history of hong kong having imported the affected batches, with dksh as our local distributor," the spokesman continues. the spokesman reveals that dksh tells dh staff that it is only responsible for delivery. clients actually placed orders with ma's regional representation in singapore directly. "further investigation into dksh's trade record shows that it has distributed two of the affected batches (numbers: 1023912 and 1023913) , comprising about 1000 pieces, to the prince of wales hospital (pwh) and another business, micromed limited between march and may this year," the spokesman quotes. "in view of the quality defect identified, particularly that consequential safety threat cannot be ruled out, we urge that use of the incriminated batches be ceased with immediate effect. to curb further use, we have also directed dksh to collect the remaining stocks from pwh and micromed. in addition, we will also advise the latter to contact their clients for possible checks on ill effects besides putting them under medical surveillance," the spokesman remarks. "in case members of the public still have the products in their possession, they can either return them to dksh or to dh's medical device control office at room 3101, 31/f, hopewell centre, 183 queen's road east, wan chai. dksh has already set up a hotline at phone number 2895 9302 to handle public enquiry," the spokesman states. the spokesman also reminds that anyone who is not clear or feeling unwell after having used the product should consult their healthcare professionals. meanwhile, investigation continues. ends/friday, november 25, 2011.


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    Press release: Recall of Merz Aesthetics' Radiesse Dermal Filler
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