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Medical Devices Alert MDA/2018/008 Aquilon series of nebulisers


ICN number:295

  • Date:01/03/2018
  • Product area:Ward Based Consumables |


  • The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Medical Devices Alert MDA/2018/008.
  • Manufactured by AFP Medical – do not use affected nebulisers as they have been manufactured to unknown standards and their safety cannot be verified.


  • Identify affected devices from the list “Device Details”.
  • Identify patients and relevant healthcare professionals and advise them to:
  • Stop using and dispose of the nebulisers
  • Use an alternative nebuliser where available.
  • Patients who have any concerns should contact their GP or other healthcare professional.
  • Three of the nebulisers were previously available via NHS Supply Chain’s eDirect route as FAG053 AL1, FAG791 AL7 and FAG054 HO2.

Next Steps:

  • See ICN 281 on our website advising AFP Medical has ceased trading and that AFP Medical products are no longer available to purchase through NHS Supply Chain. This also lists potential alternatives for consideration.
  • Any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Service Advisor.


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Medical Devices Alert MDA/2018/008

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