Arjo Huntleigh who are the manufacturer of the Contoura 880 Series hospital bed frames have issued a safety notice notifying users of an issue with the frames whereby the CPR release arm on the back rest actuator could break during use and render the emergency CPR function inoperable.
The field safety notice notified users that a new part had to be fitted to the CPR release mechanism to prevent this issue from re-occurring in the future.
One customer in Ireland has already reported an incident in which the CPR release on a bed with new parts fitted failed to work in an emergency situation. An investigation carried out by the manufacturer indicated that the incident occurred because the replacement CPR release arm was not installed in accordance with the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Arjo Huntleigh issued a second field safety notice in October 2011. They have been unsuccessful in their attempts to date to locate all devices in Ireland affected by the safety corrective action notice.
The Irish Medicines Board has advised users as follows –
- Ensure the appropriate personnel are made aware of this notice.
- Identify the location of all affected bed frames.
- If your institution has affected medical devices please contact the manufacturer to arrange to carry out the required modification to the bed frame.
If you or a loved one has been affected by this product please feel free to contact Liam Moloney, Product Liability Solicitor today on 045 898000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org