CO2 Multi Absorber by Vital Signs Devices: Field Corrective Action
MedSun: Newsletter #91, January 2014

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert

Vital Signs Devices, a GE Healthcare Company, has initiated a voluntary field corrective action of the disposable Multi Absorber Original after becoming aware of a potential safety issue due to air leakage associated with the CO2 Multi Absorber. The Multi Absorber Original may have a thin wall condition which may lead to small holes in the water (drain tube). This may result in a loss of anesthetic gases, ventilation and oxygenation. Vital Signs is following up with all customers and will replace all affected units at no cost to customers.

Additional Information:

CO2 Multi Absorber by Vital Signs Devices: Field Corrective Action. FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. January 1, 2014.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm380134.htm


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