| ||Class 2 Device Recall Philips Healthcare |
||June 17, 2011
||Terminated on August 15, 2013
|Recall Event ID
Monitor, physiological, patient (with arrhythmia detection or alarms) -
||Philips SureSigns VM Series Patient Monitors:
VM4, VM6, VM 8:
Model Part Numbers
VM4 863063, 453564024371, 453564021961, 453564024401, 453564021971
VM6 863064, 863065, 453564024421, 453564022001, 453564024441, 453564022041
VM8 863066, 863068, 453564022081, 453564024461, 453564024481
The SureSigns VS3 vital signs monitor and VM4, VM6 and VM8 patient monitors are for use by health care professionals whenever there is a need for monitoring the physiological parameters of patients. The SureSigns VS3 vital signs monitor and VM4, VM6 and VM8 patient monitors are for monitoring, recording, and alarming of multiple physiological parameters of adults, pediatrics, and neonates in healthcare environments. Additionally, the monitor is intended for use in transport situations within a healthcare facility.
||Serial Number Range
US11149477 - US11149503
US11149741 - US11149795
US11149798 - US11149883
US11149886 - US11149932
US11149935 - US11149959
US11149961 - US11149967
US11150078 - US11150124
US11150162 - US11150177
US11150196 - US11150307
US11150312 - US11150315
US11150336 - US11150343
US11150345 - US11150546
Philips Healthcare Inc.
3000 Minuteman Road
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|Speakers on the SureSigns Patient Monitors and Vital Signs, failure may be identified by the display of a Speaker Malfunc message in the alarm message area or an AUDIO FAILED message in the main screen of the device or by the absence of audible sound
||Philips Healthcare sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION" letter dated May 2011 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the products, problem, and actions to be taken.
The letter states that customers may continue to use the affected products while awaiting replacement of the speaker, provided that the user routinely checks for the display of the "Speaker Malfunct." INOP. Additionally, the letter states that if the customer experience this INOP or there is no sound from the SureSigns Monitor, the customer is to remove the device from use and contact their local Philips service representative.
The letter explains that Philips is completing the design for a replacement speaker assembly, which is expected to be available within 8 weeks. When available, Philips will replace the affected speaker assemblies free of charge.
Customers are instructed to contact their local Philips Customer Care Center at 1-800-722-9377 if further information or support is required.
|Quantity in Commerce
||Worldwide Distribution--USA (nationwide) and countries of ARAB JAMAHIRI, AUSTRIA, AUSTRALIA, BAHRAIN, BANGLADESH, BELGIUM, CANADA ,CHILE, COLOMBIA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, FRANCE, GERMANY, HUNGARY, INDIA, IRELAND, ITALY, KUWAIT, LEBANON, LIBYAN, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, NAMIBIA, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, OMAN, PHILIPPINES, POLAND, PORTUGAL, SAUDI ARABIA, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA ,SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN, TANZANIA, THAILAND, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, and UNITED KINGDOM.
1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.