Laerdal Pty Ltd — Laerdal Compact Suction Unit (LCSU) 4

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Product description

Laerdal Compact Suction Unit 4

Catalogue numbers: 880051, 880061, 881151, 880052, 880062 and 881152

Manufacturing Dates (format YYYYMMDD) in the range 20180809 to 20200606

Serial Numbers in the range 1808090001 to 2006060045

ARTG 205931
(Laerdal Pty Ltd - Manual emergency suction system)

The LCSU 4 is a portable, electrically powered, medical suction device intended for field and transport use. It is intended for intermittent operation to remove secretions, blood or vomit from a patient’s airway to allow ventilation.
Photograph of Laerdal Compact Suction Unit 4

Reasons the product is recalled

The pump of the affected units may malfunction resulting in low suction levels or failure to provide suction.

The hazards to consumers

Delay in suctioning secretions, blood or vomit blocking the airways can lead to suffocation if an alternative suction or ventilation method is not administered by the user.

What consumers should do

Laerdal will contact affected consumers in writing to arrange for replacement of the affected product. Upon receiving the replacement, consumers should dispose of the pump unit, but keep the carry bag, battery, external power supply and wire stand of the existing unit.

Prior to receiving the replacement pump, consumers may continue to use the LCSU4 by following the recommendations below:
1. Do not block the patient tube for more than 10 seconds at a time at vacuum levels greater than 300mmHg;
2. Only use the approved accessories; and
3. Once the desired vacuum level is reached unblock the patient tube immediately.

For further information, please contact Laerdal Customer Service by phone on 1800 331 565 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm AEST)

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Responsible regulator

Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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