Table 2

Medical-device alerts by year, and Conformité Européenne (CE) class of device

YearNo of medical-device alertsImmediate action (%)No of devices recalled or withdrawnCE Class 3 (%)CE Class 2b (%)CE Class 2a (%)CE Class 1 (%)
20067323 (31.5)37 (50.7)9 (12.3)16 (21.9)32 (43.8)16 (21.9)
200710035 (35.0)45 (45.0)15 (15.0)28 (28.0)39 (39.0)18 (18.0)
20088828 (31.8)34 (38.6)9 (10.2)15 (17.0)23 (26.1)41 (46.6)
20098625 (29.1)36 (41.9)12 (14.0)12 (14.0)35 (40.7)27 (31.4)
201010036 (36.0)45 (45.0)15 (15.0)20 (20.0)34 (34.0)31 (31.0)
Total447147 (32.9)197 (44.1)60 (13.4)91 (20.4)164 (36.5)132 (29.8)