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Freelance Surgical Ltd have reassembled Manujet regulators after becoming detached in a number of isolated cases.

It requires a great force to unscrew a regulator (we have to use a vice), due to VBM’s supplying them tightened by machine. When one is returned it normally comes via the hospital’s medical engineering department, without explanation of how the problem has occurred. Also, some centres perform certain checks/repairs in-house, so the detachment of the control knob from the unit is hard to establish.

It is essential that users know how the equipment works. Performing daily/weekly checks of the equipment is advised to help eliminate problems during emergency procedures. If centres are worried their Manujet is not performing as it should, we are more than happy to look at it.