Medical device shortages: List of shortages

Not all reported medical device shortages are posted online. We only post actual or anticipated shortages that meet the definition of a medical device shortage and when no acceptable substitute options are available.

An actual shortage means a manufacturer's current supply cannot meet current demand in Canada.

An anticipated shortage means a manufacturer's future supply may not meet projected demand in Canada.

A shortage is resolved when:

List of medical device shortage reports
Name of medical device Manufacturer Status (actual, anticipated, resolved) Start date End date Importers who have reported the shortageFootnote 1
FirstMedic Surgical Mask Card Health Care Actual 2020-02-11 Unknown n/a
FirstMedic N95 Mask Card Health Care Actual 2020-02-11 Unknown n/a
Ultra™ Sensitive Fluid-Resistant Earloop Face Mask Crosstex International, Inc. Actual 2020-02-01 Unknown Quality Footcare Products Ltd.
Isolator™ Plus N95 Particulate Respirator Crosstex International, Inc. Actual 2020-02-01 Unknown Quality Footcare Products Ltd.
MedPro Protective Masks AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 2020-06-30 n/a
MedPro Defense Procedure Mask-Blue AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 2020-06-30 n/a
MedPro Defense Isolation Masks AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 2020-06-30 n/a
MedPro Defense Surgical Masks AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 2020-06-30 n/a
MedPro Defense Impervious PE Gown, Universal, Blue AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 2020-06-18 n/a
MedPro Defense Impervious PE Gown, XL AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 2020-06-18 n/a
MedPro Defense Iso gown, Yellow, Universal, Tie neck/waist AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 2020-07-24 n/a
MedPro Defense Isolation Gown, Yellow, Universal AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 2020-06-29 n/a
MedPro Defense Ultra Barrier Impervious Gown, Universal AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 2020-06-18 n/a
Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilator – Exhalation Valve Assembly Covidien LLC Actual 2020-04-03 Unknown Medtronic Canada ULC (Quebec)
Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilator Covidien LLC Actual 2020-03-20 Unknown Medtronic Canada ULC (Quebec)
Puritan Bennett Collector Vial, Reusable Covidien LLC Actual 2020-04-03 Unknown Medtronic Canada ULC (Quebec)
840 Ventilator System – Neomode Option Upgrade Kit and Accessories Covidien LLC Actual 2020-04-03 Unknown Medtronic Canada ULC (Quebec)
Shiley Oral/Nasal Tracheal Tube Cuffless Non DEHP, Murphy Eye Covidien LLC Actual 2020-04-03 Unknown Medtronic Canada ULC (Quebec)
Infant/Pediatric, Single Limb, Wye Ventilator Circuit ZOLL Medical Corporation Actual 2020-04-13 2020-08-03 n/a
Pediatric/Adult, Single Limb, Wye Ventilator Circuit ZOLL Medical Corporation Actual 2020-04-13 2020-08-03 n/a
Uni-Vent 731 EMV+ ZOLL Medical Corporation Actual 2020-04-13 2020-08-03 n/a
Eagle II Portable Ventilator ZOLL Medical Corporation Actual 2020-04-13 2020-08-03 n/a
Uni-Vent 731 AEV ZOLL Medical Corporation Actual 2020-04-13 2020-08-03 n/a
Z Vent ZOLL Medical Corporation Actual 2020-04-13 2020-08-03 n/a
Vivo 40 – Main Unit, English Breas Medical AB Actual 2020-04-30 Unknown n/a
Vivo 40 – Main Unit, French Breas Medical AB Actual 2020-04-30 Unknown n/a
Vivo 40 – Patient Tube Breas Medical AB Actual 2020-04-30 Unknown n/a
pNeuton Ventilator Model A Airon Corporation Actual 2020-03-17 2020-08-03 n/a
Kimberly-Clark Procedure Mask Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
Fluidshield Fog-Free Procedure Mask with Visor Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
Fluidshield Procedure Mask Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
Kimberly-Clark Fluidshield PFR95 N95 Particulate Filter Respirator and Surgical Mask, Pouch Style Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
Kimberly-Clark N95 Particulate Filter Respirator and Surgical Mask, Pouch Style Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
Kimberly-Clark N95 Particulate Filter Respirator and Surgical Mask, Fluid Protection, Safety Seal Film, Pouch Style Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
Kimberly-Clark N95 Particulate Filter Respirator and Surgical Mask, Fluid Protection, Pouch Style Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
Kimberly-Clark Fluidshield N95 Particulate Filter Respirator and Surgical Mask, Fluid Protection, Safety Seal Film, Pouch Style Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
Kimberly-Clark PFR95 N95 Particulate Filter Respirator and Surgical Mask, Pouch Style Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
Fluidshield Fog-Free Surgical Mask Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
Soft Touch II Surgical Mask Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
The Lite One Surgical Mask Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
ClearChoice Face Shields Southmedic Incorporated Actual 2020-05-01 2020-09-01 n/a
BetterShield Face Shields Southmedic Incorporated Actual 2020-05-01 2020-09-01 n/a
Fluidshield Fog-Free Procedure Mask with Splashguard Visor Kimberly-Clark Actual 2020-03-01 2020-08-31 n/a
N95 Mask Dukal Corporation Actual 2020-02-03 Unknown n/a
Surgical Mask Dukal Corporation Actual 2020-02-03 Unknown n/a
Life Brand N95 Mask Mansfield Medical Distributors Ltd. Actual 2020-05-01 2020-11-01 n/a
Pharmasave N95 Mask Mansfield Medical Distributors Ltd. Actual 2020-05-01 2020-11-01 n/a
Mansfield N95 Fold-Flat Respirator Mansfield Medical Distributors Ltd. Actual 2020-05-01 2020-11-01 n/a
Mansfield N95 Mask Mansfield Medical Distributors Ltd. Actual 2020-05-01 2020-11-01 n/a
Bellavista 1000 Ventilator Imtmedical Ag Actual 2020-05-08 Unknown n/a
Bellavista 1000e Ventilator Imtmedical Ag Actual 2020-05-08 Unknown n/a
Accuflex 5 Flexible Digital Thermometer AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
Accuflex 10 Flexible Digital Thermometer AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
Accuflex 5 Vu Flex Tip Thermometer AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
Accuflex Rectal Thermometer (Red) AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
Accuflex Pro Digital Thermometer, rectal AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
Accuflex Oral Thermometer (Blue) AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
Accuflex Pro Digital Thermometer, oral AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
DigiPro Oral Thermometer (Blue) AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
DigiPro Rectal Thermometer (Red) AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
DigiPro Digital Clinical Thermometer AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
PhysioLogic Digiflex 10 Thermometer AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
PhysioLogic Digital 10 Thermometer AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
Perfecto2 Oxygen Concentrator Invacare Corporation Actual 2020-03-09 2020-08-17 n/a
Platinum Oxygen Concentrator Invacare Corporation Actual 2020-03-02 2020-08-17 n/a
Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator Invacare Corporation Actual 2020-03-09 2020-08-03 n/a
ProScan Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer by PhysioLogic AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a
Insta-Therm Quick-Scan Thermometer by PhysioLogic AMG Medical Inc. Actual 2020-04-01 Unknown n/a

Table Footnotes

Table Footnote 1

Names of importers listed who have reported the shortage separately from the manufacturer or who are reporting on behalf of the manufacturer in a delegated capacity.

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