Skip to main content

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.

Downloads ▼

  • 1527 Laerdal Medical Field Safety Notice

    A PDF of the Field Safety Notice for ICN 1527.