Looking at the purchase of one of these units from Zimmer Ltd. PPQ form, Operators Instruction, Service & Maintenance issues, etc.

It is a compressed air operated unit, however the operating instructions state for use with dry Nitrogen. Complete and utter nonsense.

No stated servicing needs or provision/availability of service documentation. Air hose and regulator not specified for any servicing at all (MRHA Medical Device Alert on this chaps as we all know).

Zimmer Ltd have little knowledge of requirement, standards, etc. Very poor if not ridiculous statements from them and totally poor responses.

They have told me that they have sold many of these units to lots of hospitals out there. Has any department had any dealings with this product?


Jim Gavin