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Class 2 Device Recall Philips Healthcare

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  Class 2 Device Recall Philips Healthcare see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 10, 2013
Date Posted December 24, 2013
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0570-2014
Recall Event ID 67046
510(K)Number K051134  
Product Classification Automated external defibrillators (non-wearable) - Product Code MKJ
Product Philips HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator with CO2/EtCO2 Measurement

The HeartStart MRx is for use for the termination of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. The device is for use by qualified medical personnel trained in the operation of the device and qualified by training in basic life support, advanced cardiac support, or defibrillation. It must be used by or on the order of a physician. The HeartStart MRx EtCO2 Option monitors carbon dioxide (CO2) and measures end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2). The option provides an EtCO2 value and a CO2 waveform on the devices display.
Code Information Software versions: F.02, R.02, 9.xx or any earlier versions

Addendum Models: M3532A, M3535A, M3536AM, M3536MC, M3536M2, M3536M4, M3536M5, M3536M6, M3535A- HeartStart MRx Defibrillator Monitor, M3536A- HeartStart MRx Defibrillator Monitor, EtC02 Options, A04, A05, A06, All, M3532A Upgrade.
Recalling Firm/
Philips Medical Systems, Inc.
3000 Minuteman Rd
Andover MA 01810-1032
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
MRx defibrillator displays a -?- for EtCO2 and does not display EtCO2 values when patient CO2 level falls below 7.6 mmHg
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action Philips Healthcare issued an Customer Information letter dated February 20, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer with the addendum to the Instructions for Use. If you have a ? in the parameter block and no CO2 waveform on the display, the waveform source is invalid. If invalid, check patient, confirm airway status and examine the FilterLine to make sure it is connected to the device and not kinked or pinched. For more information on the EtCO2 Option see Monitoring Carbon Dioxide chapter in the HeartStart MRx Instructions for Use. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local Philips representative at 1-800-722-9377.
Quantity in Commerce 18,529 units
Distribution US Nationwide and OUS.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = MKJ and Original Applicant = PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS