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Class 2 Device Recall Continuous Ventilator/Continuous Ventilator with Respiratory Mechanics

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  Class 2 Device Recall Continuous Ventilator/Continuous Ventilator with Respiratory Mechanics see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 22, 2009
Date Posted August 11, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 13, 2012
Recall Number Z-1813-2009
Recall Event ID 52439
510(K)Number K981072  K001208  K034040  K041412  K051262  
Product Classification Ventilator, continuous, facility use - Product Code CBK
Product Respironics Esprit Ventilator System, Model Number V1000 with Optional External Battery; Product Number: 1001456.
Code Information Serial Numbers: VS2700460, VS2700540, VS2700542, VS2700557, VS2700564, VS2700581, VS2700584, VS2700585, VS2700134, VS2700140, VS2700547, VS2700573, VS2700127, VS2700632, VS2700633, VS2700634, VS2700676, VS2700690, VS2700693, VS2700647, VS2700641, VS2700678, VS2700679, VS2700517, VS2500580, VS2700596, VS2700599, VS2700606, VS2700910, VS2701416, VS2700536, VS2700550, VS2700551, VS2700553, VS2700561, VS2700122, VS2700123, VS2700124, VS2700125, VS2700201, VS2700399, VS2700409, VS2700410, VS2700411, VS2700414, VS2700417, VS2700662, VS2700923, VS2700927, VS2700432, VS2700438, VS2700440, VS2700441, VS2700442, VS2700331, VS2700332, VS2700336, VS2700359, VS2700390, VS2700556, VS2700563, VS2700459, VS2700318, VS2700319, VS2700320, VS2700321, VS2700119, VS2700209, VS2700610, VS2700646A, VS2700691, VS2700630, VS2700360, VS2700412, VS2700200, VS2700463, VS2700464, VS2700466, VS2700467, VS2700468, VS2700469, VS2700470, VS2700473, VS2700474, VS2700476, VS2700477, VS2700478, VS2700479, VS2700480, VS2700481, VS2700431, VS2700433, VS2700434, VS2700435, VS2700436, VS2700437, VS2700439, VS2700471, VS2700472, VS2700475, VS2700355, VS2700392, VS2700102, VS2700138, VS2700141, VS2700206, VS2700207, VS2700356, VS2700358, VS2700368, VS2700383, VS2700384, VS2700385, VS2700386, VS2700387, VS2700388, VS2700391, VS2700613, VS2700619, VS2700621, VS2700622, VS2700623, VS2700346, VS2700348, VS2700349, VS2700350, VS2700351, VS2700352, VS2700353, VS2700354, VS2700361, VS2700362, VS2700363, VS2700365, VS2700366, VS2700367, VS2700370, VS2700375, VS2700377, VS2700380, VS2700381, VS2700382, VS2700508, VS2700512, VS2700526, VS2700528, VS2700529, VS2700322, VS2700328, VS2700329, VS2700330, VS2700403, VS2700405, VS2700407, VS2700408, VS2700506, VS2700515, VS2700516, VS2700393, VS2700394, VS2700395, VS2700413, VS2700415, VS2700418, VS2700419, VS2700424, VS2700426, VS2700427, VS2700428, VS2700430, VS2700698, VS2700920, VS2701403, VS2701407, VS2700333, VS2700334, VS2700335, VS2700337, VS2700338, VS2700339, VS2700340, VS2700342, VS2700343, VS2700443, VS2700444, VS2700445, VS2700448, VS2700450, VS2700451, VS2700452, VS2700454, VS2700672, VS2700692, VS2700906, VS2700908, VS2700915, VS2701401, VS2701405, VS2701404, VS2700208, VS2700211, VS2700213, VS2700232, VS2700236, VS2700396, VS2700397, VS2700398, VS2700615, VS2700629, VS2700530, VS2700611, VS2700453, VS2700525, VS2700531, VS2700105, VS2700142, VS2700143, VS2700909, VS2700913, VS2700914, VS2700132, VS2700456, VS2700644, VS2700685, VS2700696, VS2700701, VS2700325, VS2700327, VS2700715, VS2700916, VS2700369, VS2700371, VS2700372, VS2700373, VS2700374, VS2700376, VS2700378, VS2700379, VS2700583, VS2700635, VS2700640, VS2700643, VS2700646, VS2700713, VS2700937, VS2701417, VS2700677, VS2700549, VS2700558, VS2700578, VS2700543, VS2700577, VS2700121, VS2700567, VS2700919, VS2700237, VS2700300, VS2700502, VS2700505, VS2700513, VS2700518, VS2700519, VS2700520, VS2700680, VS2700700, VS2700710, VS2700712, VS2700911, VS2700912, VS2700918, VS2700921, VS2700922, VS2700924, VS2700625, VS2700628, VS2700651, VS2700652, VS2700608, VS2700447, VS2700210, VS2700212, VS2700216,, VS2700217, VS2700218, VS2700219, VS2700220, VS2700221, VS2700222, VS2700223, VS2700224, VS2700225, VS2700227, VS2700228, VS2700229, VS2700230, VS2700120, VS2700130, VS2700131, VS2700133, VS2700111, VS2700113, VS2700115, VS2700202, VS2700203, VS2700234, VS2700235, VS2700301, VS2700302, VS2700303, VS2700304, VS2700305, VS2700306, VS2700307, VS2700308, VS2700309, VS2700310, VS2700311, VS2700312, VS2700313, VS2700314, VS2700315, VS2700316, VS2700317, VS2700657, VS2700658, VS2700659, VS2700667, VS2700668, VS2700687, VS2700901, VS2700902, VS2700903, VS2700904, VS2700907, VS2700527, VS2700539, VS2700541, VS2700554, VS2700555, VS2700589, VS2700590, VS2700597, VS2700600, VS2700601, VS2700602, VS2700603, VS2700604, VS2700598, VS2700609, VS2700612, VS2700586, VS2700587, VS2700588, VS2700595, VS2700716,, VS2700455, VS2700503, VS2700504, VS2700509, VS2700511, VS2700534, VS2700535, VS2700545, VS2700552, VS2700559, VS2700571, VS2700572, VS2700620, VS2700669, VS2700682, VS2700707, VS2700905, VS2700917, VS2700457, VS2700501, VS2700507, VS2700510, VS2700521, VS2700522, VS2700523, VS2700666, VS2700705, VS2700706, VS2700708, VS2700649, VS2700650, VS2700661, VS2700703, VS2700704, VS2700686, VS2700544, VS2700565, VS2700566, VS2700568, VS2700592, VS2700593, VS2700594, VS2700458, VS2700537, VS2700548, VS2700576, VS2700607, VS2700591, VS2700617, VS2700538, VS2700546, VS2700574, VS2700579, VS2700688, VS2700695, VS2700697, VS2700699, VS2700673, VS2700532, VS2700533, VS2700560, VS2700562, VS2700569, VS2700570, VS2700582, VS2700616, VS2700618, VS2700935, VS2700943, VS2700925, VS2700926, VS2700928, VS2700929, VS2700930, VS2700931, VS2700932, VS2700933, VS2700934, VS2700936, VS2700446, VS2700449, VS2700461, VS2700462, VS2700465, VS2701402, VS2701406, VS2700341, VS2700357, VS2700345, VS2700347, VS2700344, VS2700655, VS2700656, VS2700660, VS2700663, VS2700664, VS2700665, VS2700670, VS2700674, VS2700675,, VS2700683, VS2701653, VS2701655, VS2700204, VS2700205, VS2700214, VS2700215, VS2700684, VS2700694, VS2700118, VS2700714, VS2700231, VS2700233, VS2700401, VS2700402, VS2700404, VS2700406, VS2700420, VS2700421, VS2700422, VS2700423, VS2700702, VS2700938, VS2700109, VS2700126, VS2700129, VS2700135, VS2700136, VS2700137, VS2700139, VS2700654, VS2700671, VS2700719, VS2700108, VS2700389, VS2700614, VS2700626, VS2700627, VS2700128, VS2700689, VS2700717, VS2700718, VS2700709, VS2700711, VS2700939, VS2700940, VS2700941, VS2700942, VS2700636, VS2700637, VS2700638, VS2700639 and VS2700631. 
Recalling Firm/
Respironics California Inc
2271 Cosmos Ct
Carlsbad CA 92011-1517
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The recall was initiated because through routine product monitoring Respironics discovered that under certain conditions, when operating on AC line power, a portion of the current from the External Battery charger is erroneously diverted to the ventilator. When this occurs, the External Battery charger may not transition correctly. Prolonged operation in this condition results in overcharging and
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Respironics California, Inc. issued an "Urgent - Medical Device Field Correction" notice dated April 22, 2009. Customers were informed of the affected device including corrective actions taken by the firm. A Respironics representative will contact customers to schedule service of the device. Further questions can be addressed by contacting Respironics US Customer Service at 1-800-345-6443.
Quantity in Commerce 508
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: United States, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, South Africa and Vietnam.
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 = CBK and Original Applicant = RESPIRONICS CALIFORNIA, INC.
510(K)s with Product Code = CBK and Original Applicant = RESPIRONICS, INC.