Field Safety Notice Laerdal Medical Potential Risk of Laerdal Suction Unit (LSU) with Low or Reduced Suction Canister Leakage (ICN 1527)

Important Customer Notice Field Safety Notice

Ref: 2022/1527 ICN Number: 1527

MHRA 2022/001/011/291/002

NHSSC Ref: 65


  • Laerdal Medical has issued an urgent Safety Notice applying to Laerdal Suction Unit (LSU) manufactured in the period of 17 April 2021 to 2 July 2021.
  • Units manufactured during this period may have air leakage in the canister or canister lid, this could potentially lead to reduced or low suction function.

Products Affected:

  •  Of the four suction units affected only one product is available from NHS Supply Chain:
NPC Product Description Supplier Code/ MPC Supply Route
FSL984 Laerdal Suction Unit with Re-usable Cannister 78000003 eDirect
  • Please refer to the Field Safety Notice for full details of all affected products and lot numbers and how to identify the lot number.

Next Steps:

  • Read and follow the full instructions in the Field Safety Notice and share with all users of the affected products.
  • Laerdal will replace all affected units free of charge. The replacements will be distributed to your trust by Cardiac Services.
  • In the event of any queries regarding the replacements please contact Chris Collins at Cardiac Services by email:
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Service Advisor.

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  • 1527 Laerdal Medical Field Safety Notice

    A PDF of the Field Safety Notice for ICN 1527.