On 22 February 2018, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency urged people to stop using nebulisers in the Aquilon series.
This issue affects Aquilon2, Aquilon, Aquilon+ and Aquilon Pro series medical nebulisers manufactured since 01 April 2015. MHRA believes that more than 8,000 Aquilon nebulisers, which have been on the market since 2015 are affected in the UK.
A medical device cannot be marketed in Europe without carrying a CE mark. The MHRA commented: “the manufacturer has continued to sell nebulisers even after their CE certification was withdrawn. We cannot guarantee they have been manufactured to an appropriate standard.”
If you have one of these nebulisers, MHRA advice is to stop using it immediately, dispose of the device and to use an alternative nebuliser if you can. Your health care professional or GP can help you find out if your device is affected, give you advice on how to dispose of it and advise you about replacing it.