Class A Recall – Polar Care – Medical & Radiation Emitting Device Recalls
August 20, 2008
BREG’s Polar Care 500, Part # 02019; Polar Care 500 Lite, Part # 02020; Polar Care 300, Part #28021.Used for cold therapy after orthopedic surgery.
All units of the listed models are affected
Breg Inc, An Orthofix Company
2611 Commerce Way
Vista, California 92081-8439
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This Patient Safety Advisory was initiated to remind users of the risk of cold induced injuries and recommend important safety precautions for BREG Polar Care products.
Breg sent a Patient Safety Advisory notice “Dear Dr. letter” dated 09/19/2006 to Distributors & Medical Professionals. The purpose of the letter was to re-educate the orthopedic medical community of the risk of cold induced injuries from cold therapy, including Breg Polar Care products, and to recommend important patient safety precautions, such as not using cold therapy on patients with contraindications and providing a written treatment protocol for each patient. Breg sent a letter, dated May 1, 2007 to all customers, explaining that Breg changed the labeling and instructions with simplified graphics.