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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of October 3, 2012

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Event Detail

Event ID 62979
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm KCI USA, Inc.
City San Antonio
State TX
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-09-17
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the countries of Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, Kuwait, United Arabian Emirates, and Austria.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
BariAir Therapy System The BariAir Therapy System is a risk management treatment system designed for large and / or difficult-to-manage patients. The BariAir Therapy System provides low air-loss pressure management therapy, pulsation, percussion, Turn Assist. flexible patient positioning capabilities and built-in scales for patients weighing 300 Ib* to 850 Ib ([136*-386 kg] including accessories). The BariAir Therapy System is indicated to aid in: " Patients whose body weight and size pose a significant risk or care management issue to the patient or staff during the performance of routine nursing care. " Large patients weighing between 300 Ib* and 850 Ib (136*-386 kg) including accessories. " Large patients who are difficult to turn. " Preventing and treating pressure ulcers. " Large patients requiring percussion therapy. Multiple Serial Numbers with Model Numbers: 404000,405500, 405500RF Class II KCI has issued a medical device correction for the BariAir Therapy System Hand Pendent. The BariAir Therapy System is not designed to allow the patient to place the bed into the patient exit position. KCI has received complaints indicating that patients used the hand pendent to inadvertently place the BariAir Therapy System into a pseudo-exit position. In a small number of instances, this allowed the patient to unintentionally exit the therapy system, resulting in some patients receiving minor injuries. 575 Z-2466-2012