Salter Labs 7600 Bubble Humidifier Used with Supplemental Oxygen Therapy
MedSun: Newsletter #70, March 2012

FDA Medical Device Safety

An internal manufacturing defect was discovered which indicated that, in certain lots of the 7600 Bubble Humidifiers, the humidifier lids failed to pop off at the intended pressure. This may cause the humidifier to leak. A humidifier leak will potentially interrupt the flow of supplemental oxygen to the patient. Hypoxemia may develop resulting in death or serious adverse health consequences.

Additional Information:

FDA Medical Device Safety. Salter Labs 7600 Bubble Humidifier Used with Supplemental Oxygen Therapy. February 13, 2012.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/RecallsCorrectionsRemovals/ListofRecalls/ucm291785.htm


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