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CSB Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendation Customer Service Bulletin Nov 2013

Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendation

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Printed or electronic versions of this document not accessed directly from the designated Welch Allyn Controlled Quality Information System are For Reference Only... Customer Service Bulletin  ALL PRODUCTS ®  Welch Allyn, Inc... 341 State Street Road Skaneateles Falls, New York 13153-0220 USA Tel: 1-800-535-6663 www... lchAllyn... m  Bulletin Type:  INFORMATION ONLY  Fax: 1-315-685-3361  Manufacturer: Welch Allyn  Date:2013-11-11  SAP DIR #: 80018520  Subject:  CSB-CLEANING AND DISINFECTION RECOMMENDATION  Distribution Scope:  Welch Allyn Global Technical Support, Product, Field & Customer Service teams WA Customers, ASP's, and Distributors  Product(s) Referenced:  Including but not limited to the following: SureTemp Plus Thermometer Probes Vital Signs Monitors: - Spot - Spot LXi - Connex Vital Signs Monitor - Accessory Cable Management Stand Green Series Lights - Exam Light IV (focusing sleeve) Micropaq Vaginal Speculum Illuminator ProBP Li Ion Handle Cardio Products - CP50 - CP150 Video Colposcope  Summary:  The use of cleaners/disinfectants which contain quaternary ammonium have demonstrated negative effects on plastics used in these products, causing them to crack... roducts noted in this bulletin:    Are not compatible with quaternary ammonium based cleaner disinfectants... re compatible with 1:10 sodium hypochlorite (bleach) cleaner disinfectants... THIS INFORMATION IS THE PROPERTY OF WELCH ALLYN, INC... ND AS SUCH SHALL NOT BE REPRODUCED, COPIED, OR USED AS A BASIS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OR SALE OF EQUIPMENT OR DEVICES WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF WELCH ALLYN, INC... 80018520B CSB-CLEANING AND DISINFECTION RECOMMENDATION MPD FCD-1482 Rev...  Page 1 of 2   Printed or electronic versions of this document not accessed directly from the designated Welch Allyn Controlled Quality Information System are For Reference Only... This communication is to make you aware of our findings and continuing research surrounding cracking and or fracturing of plastic parts... ur investigation has revealed that the active ingredient of quaternary ammonium found in certain wipe products can cause the plastic to become brittle and fracture when stress is applied... hese quaternary ammonium based wipes are made by several companies; the more popular brands are PDI Sani-Cloth (Plus, Super, AF & AFIII), Metrex CaviWipes, and Ecolab DisCide... Issue:  Action: For customers experiencing this issue or for customers who want to avoid the issue (excluding the Exam Light IV Focusing Sleeve), the recommendation is that they use to a healthcare cleaner/disinfecting wipe that incorporates a 1:10 sodium hypochlorite (bleach) solution as its active disinfection ingredient... he recommendation for the Exam Light IV Focusing Sleeve is to use warm water and a mild detergent  End of Bulletin Notes: 1... ontact Welch Allyn regarding any questions or concerns from this or other issues... rawings, illustrations, and part numbers in this document are for reference purposes only and subject to change... End of Bulletin Revision History Version  Description  Change #  Init  Release Date  Appr  A  Initial Bulletin  D*  MEB  D*  D*  B  Update Products Referenced, Summary and Issue sections  D*  MEB  D*  D*  D* SEE SAP DIR FOR CHANGE NUMBER, APPROVER NAME AND DATE OF APPROVAL  THIS INFORMATION IS THE PROPERTY OF WELCH ALLYN, INC... ND AS SUCH SHALL NOT BE REPRODUCED, COPIED, OR USED AS A BASIS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OR SALE OF EQUIPMENT OR DEVICES WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF WELCH ALLYN, INC... 80018520B CSB-CLEANING AND DISINFECTION RECOMMENDATION MPD FCD-1482 Rev...  Page 2 of 2
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