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Type of Product Medical Device
TGA Recall Reference RC-2018-RN-00061-1
Product Name/Description Frazier suction handle

Product code: UM1912 (12 Fr)

Lot Number: CGCA06-01

ARTG Number - 289102
(ConvaTec Australia Pty Ltd - Suction tip, general-purpose, single use)
Recall Action Level Hospital
Recall Action Classification Class II
Recall Action Commencement Date 24/01/2018
Responsible Entity ConvaTec Australia Pty Ltd
Reason/Issue ConvaTec has been made aware of overseas complaints from users regarding swivelling of the suction tip of the handle of these devices. Depending on the type of procedure, there is a potential for serious harm such as delayed recovery/delay in treatment, and tissue damage. It is very likely that the user may still be able to continue suctioning even after the suction tip starts to swivel within the handle. The chances of detecting the swivel by the user remain high.
No complaints for this issue have been received to date in Australia. No patient harm has been reported as a result of this issue.
Recall Action Product Defect Alert
Recall Action Instructions Convatec is advising users to inspect the Frazier suction handle for a loose tip prior to use. Additional/alternative Frazier units may be kept on standby just in case users experience swivelling of the suction tip.
The manufacturer is currently validating a revised manufacturing process after shifting the bending fulcrum of the bending fixture from the handle to the metal tube thus reducing the impact of the bending force on the handle. After successful validation and product testing, the revised product will be introduced to the market.

This action has been closed out on 21/09/2018
Contact Information 1800 335 276 - Customer Service Centre