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Received via email:
Date sent: Sun, 2 Jan 2000 13:48:54 -0500 Subject: Health Equipment Alert
Dear National Y2K Coordinators,
Please pass this urgent health equipment alert on to your health sector contacts.
Bruce W. McConnell, Director International Y2K Cooperation Center Washington
IY2KCC HEALTH SECTOR
ADVICE OF ACTION TO BE TAKEN TO IDENTIFY AND REMEDY Y2K PROBLEM
EQUIPMENT AFFECTED: Gambro AK100/AK200 Dialysers
To: Country Coordinator/Country Health Sector Coordinator
Problems have been reported to the UK Medical Device Agency regarding the above Gambro Dialysers. See Action Notice Ref: Y2K006, 2nd January 2000.
Erroneous date and time displays are causing the particular equipment to malfunction in carrying out its auto-disinfect function.
Indications are that the fault can be corrected by resetting the date and time through the service mode.
Further information and guidance can be obtained from the UK MDA Website:
with details of numbers of equipment affected and possible impact on health care.
-- Faith Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2000