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Class 1 Device Recall AVEA Ventilator

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 Class 1 Recall
AVEA Ventilator
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Date Posted January 11, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on October 29, 2013
Recall Number Z-0510-2012
Recall Event ID 60148
Premarket Notification
510(K) Numbers
K013642  K073069  K103211 
Product Classification Ventilator, Continuous, Facility Use - Product Code CBK
Product AVEA Ventilator (Catalog Code 17310, 17311, 17312). The AVEA is intended to provide continuous respiratory support in an institutional health care environment (e.g. hospitals). It may be used on neonatal through adult patients. It should only be operated by properly trained clinical personnel, under the direction of a physician. Prescription Use: Federal law restricts the sale of this device except by or on order of a physician.
Code Information Catalog Code 17310, 17311, 17312 (each of the affected devices is individually seralized)
Recalling Firm/
Carefusion 211 Inc
22745 Savi Ranch Pkwy
Yorba Linda, California 92887-4668
For Additional Information Contact Jim Mazzola
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The recall was initiated because Carefusion has identified a potential risk associated with certain AVEA ventilators and affected replacement parts manufactured between March 1, 2009 and June 30, 2011. Carefusion is voluntarily initiating a field correction of the affected devices to preclude the possibility of this risk.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action CareFusion sent an "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL" letter dated September 25, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter described the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. Customers were instructed to contact the firm by telephone to coordinate implementation of the corrective action at their site. Customers were instructed to return an enclosed response card to expedite the correction process and acknowledge receipt of the recall notification. Carefusion does not require that the customers return their devices. Customers will be contacted by a member of the CareFusion Technical Support Department to arrange for onsite remediation of the affected devices. In the interim, if any affected AVEA ventilator units in their facility exhibits a sustained Extended High Ppeak alarm followed by the opening of the Safety Valve, customers were instructed to remove the ventilator from service, provide alternate ventilation and contact Carefusion Technical Support (800) 213-2466 to report the issue. All ventilator dependent patients should be constantly monitored by qualified personnel to ensure that if a malfunction were to occur, alternate ventilation can be provided.
Quantity in Commerce 6797 total, 1891 in US, 4906 worldwide
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Cyprus, Estonia, Brazil, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belgium, Bermuda, Ecuador, Guatemala, Italy, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Czech (Rep), Nicaragua, China, Bangladesh, Morocco, Bolivia, Vietnam, Slovakia, Paraguay, Argentina, Turkey, Chile, Singapore, Japan, Colombia, Egypt, Hong Kong, Honduras, India, Croatia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Austria, Ireland,Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Portugal, South Africa, Panama, Philippines, Libyan Jamahiriya, Jordan, Malaysia, France, Thailand, Peru, Costa Rica, Korea, and Taiwan.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = CBK and Original Applicant = BIRD PRODUCTS CORP.
510(K)s with Product Code = CBK and Original Applicant = CAREFUSION
510(K)s with Product Code = CBK and Original Applicant = VIASYS RESPIRATORY CARE INC