Breathing circuit swivel elbow recall due to risk of cracks forming before or during use

(Source: Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Manufactured by Intersurgical, used in devices made by other companies: cracks in swivel elbow connectors may lead to prescribed ventilation not being delivered.


Note that the swivel elbow is a component used in a number of breathing circuits, distributed by several companies.

  • Immediately quarantine all affected lot numbers listed in Field Safety Notice 1 (FSN1) from Intersurgical and FSN2 from Breas Medical and do not use.
  • Contact the manufacturer of the identified devices using the response form on the appropriate FSN to arrange collection or confirm the destruction of all affected devices.
  • If you do not have affected devices left in stock, confirm this with the corresponding manufacturer using the response form on their FSN
  • Report suspected or actual adverse events involving

Action by

All healthcare professionals who are responsible for or who use these devices.

Deadlines for actions

Actions underway: 10 October 2019
Actions complete: 31 October 2019

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