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Class 2 Device Recall DeVilbiss Model 515A Oxygen Concentrator

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  Class 2 Device Recall DeVilbiss Model 515A Oxygen Concentrator see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 30, 2008
Date Posting Updated December 30, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 27, 2012
Recall Number Z-0617-2009
Recall Event ID 50220
510(K)Number K991722  
Product Classification Portable Oxygen Generator - Product Code CAW
Product DeVilbiss Model 515A Oxygen Concentrator

Intended to provide supplemental low flow oxygen therapy. These devices can be used in homes, nursing homes, and patient care facilities.
Code Information Model 515ADS - serial number range A561137DS - A562049DS; Model 515ADZ - serial number range A538908DZ - A538924DZ; Model 515AKS - serial number range A542879KS - A543722KS; and Model 515AKZ - serial number A501627KZ.
Recalling Firm/
Sunrise Medical
100 Devilbiss Dr
Somerset PA 15501-2125
For Additional Information Contact Customer Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
potential for sieve beds to have been incorrectly assembled
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action On 10/30/08, the recalling firm began to telephone customers of the problem. The recalling firm followed up with Urgent: Medical Device Recall letters, dated 11/7/2008. The letters requested that users cease the use of the affected device and immediately contact their provider to make arrangements to have the Concentrator replaced. The firm has set up a toll free line to assist customers with identification of affected units and the return process.
Quantity in Commerce 428 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution --- USA including states of AL, CA, FL ,GA, IN, IL, MA, MD, MI, MS, NC, NE, NH, NM, NY, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, and WI, and countries of Canada, Columbia, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, and United Kingdom.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = CAW and Original Applicant = SUNRISE MEDICAL HHG, INC.