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Published on May 29, 2015
CareFusion has issued a global voluntary Class I recall for certain units of the company’s Avea ventilators in response to a potential malfunction of the 5 psi pressure transducer. Initiated on April 21, 2015, the recall covers Avea ventilators manufactured, serviced and distributed from July 1, 2011 to March 15, 2015. To date, no report of patient injury has been received related to this issue.
The Avea ventilator is designed for use in hospitals to provide breathing support for neonatal through adult patients. According to the recall, the affected ventilators “may develop a failure mode over a period of time, where, by design, the ventilator activates false Extended High Ppeak or Circuit Occlusion audio and visual alarms, opens the safety valve, and stops ventilating. If this occurs, alternate ventilation support will be required to reduce the potential of hypoxemia or hypercapnia.” Continue reading..
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