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Medical device alert: Suction catheters, gastro-enteral tubes, intermittent urology catheters and sterile urine drainage bags – potential breach in sterile barrier packaging

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Medical device alert for specific lots of Suction Catheters, Gastroenteral Tubes, Intermittent Urology Catheters and sterile Urine Drainage Bags manufactured by ConvaTec. ConvaTec has voluntarily initiated a recall of specific product codes due to the potential breach in sterile barrier packaging. Use of affected devices may increase risk of patients getting infections. 

Further details of the alert, affected devices and actions to take are available on the MHRA website.