Safety alert: Fluid warming systems

recent study published in the journal Anaesthesia suggested the use of certain types of fluid warmers might release free aluminium into the infusion fluid.
Vyaire Medical the manufacturer of the enFlow® Fluid Warming System has announced an immediate global recall of the enFlow® disposable cartridges used with the enFlow® fluid warming system (part numbers 980200EU, 980202EU).

Vyaire is directing customers to suspend use of the enFlow® system and follow instructions provided by the Company in its recall notice with regard to the affected cartridges. The relevant recall action notification by the TGA can be found here.
The college will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to fellows and trainees as required via the ANZCA website. 

Update 15 September 2022: Please note also the recall of another manufacturer's fluid warming systems due to potential aluminium leaching, described in our Safety alert of 30 November 2021.

Last updated 09:08 16.09.2022