Park House Healthcare

Park House Healthcare response to the MHRA Medical Device Alert MDA/2013/073

Fri, 18 Oct 2013

In response to the MHRA  Medical Device Alert  MDA/2013/073 Park House Healthcare have produced the following addendum in relation to all pressure relieving mattresses and overlays;

This active mattress system complies with all UK fire safety standards.

In order to reduce the risk of fire:

  • DO NOT SMOKE - Smoking will contaminate the product and is NOT permitted around or on the mattress system. This is a common cause of fatal fires. This system uses room air for circulation through the mattress. A cigarette could burn a hole in the mattress surface and cause damage to the mattress system. Patient clothing, bed sheets and other items, may be combustible and could catch fire. Failure to observe this warning could result in a severe fire, property damage, physical injury or death.
  • DO NOT - use candles on or around the mattress system
  • DO NOT - use electric blankets  with this mattress system 
  • DO - keep hot equipment off the mattress surface. E.g. Hair dryer, curling tong, etc.
  • DO - keep matches and lighters away from children
  • DO - keep heaters away from the mattress system

Follow all manufacturer's instructions and warning.

In case of fire, exit and call 999.