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Class 1 Device Recall Alaris System PC Unit Model 8015

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  Class 1 Device Recall Alaris System PC Unit Model 8015 see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 30, 2020
Date Posted August 06, 2020
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 22, 2024
Recall Number Z-2741-2020
Recall Event ID 85915
510(K)Number K133532  
Product Classification Pump, infusion - Product Code FRN
Product Alaris System PC Unit Model 8015. modular infusion pump and monitoring system
Code Information All serial numbers
Recalling Firm/
CareFusion 303, Inc.
10020 Pacific Mesa Blvd
San Diego CA 92121-4386
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
If one or more screws or washers are loose or missing causing the battery not to be properly secured to the PC Unit, that is running on battery power, the system may experience a power loss with a prolonged, non-silenceable alarm. Power loss may result in an interruption of patient therapy or monitoring.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action On 06/30/2020, Urgent Medical Device Recall Notifications were mailed to Directors of Biomedical Engineering, Nursing, Risk Management, Environmental Services. Actions for Clinical Users: This situation only occurs when the device is running on battery power. 1. If this issue occurs, immediately plug the PC unit into AC power and restart the infusions. 2. Obtain a replacement PC unit as soon as possible. 3. Ensure back-up devices are readily available when infusing critical medications. Please also ensure that you have back-up monitoring devices (e.g., EtCO2, SpO2) that are critically important to the patient's care. 4. Complete and return the Customer Response Card. Actions for Cleaning Personnel: Inspect all PC unit batteries for missing screws and washers during cleaning. Should missing screws or washers be identified, send PC unit to Biomedical Engineering for repair. Expedite the inspection of all PC unit batteries for loose or missing screws and washers. If loose or missing screws and washers are identified, please replace them and torque any loose screws or washers to 6 in/lb and perform battery conditioning. See Service Bulletin 592A. Contact recalling firm at 1-800- 482-4822 to order a package of screws and washers. Battery should be replaced every two years by qualified service personnel using authorized batteries. Actions by Recalling Firm: Battery Pack Assembly procedure was revised to add clarity for reassembly of the battery, including proper use of screws and washers. Updated Service Bulletin to be provided in August 2020. An initial quantity of replacement screws and washers will be provided for use. Future orders for replacement batteries will include screws and washers System rental providers, please provide a copy of this letter and enclosures to your customers who are renting affected devices. Recall resources/customer support: www.bd.com/alaris-system-hardware-recall Questions - Recall Support Center: 858-617-1316, GMB-Ala
Quantity in Commerce 824277
Distribution U.S.: CO, FL, SC, NY, CA, NC, TX, IL, PA, AZ, LA, IN, MA, MO, AR, WI, HI, OR, OH, KS, MN, MI, WA, UT, MD, TN, CO, NJ, NE, ND, WV, KY, IA, MS, AL, DE, AK, VA, OK, NM, GA, CT, SD, NV, ID, MT, ME, VT, WY, NH, MP, DC, GU, PR, AS, RI. O.U.S.: TR, QA, CA, AE, KW, MX, IL, SA, CH, NL, BE, TW, ZA, PH, CN, AU, IN, FR, MY, NZ, GB, KR, PK, DE, SG, JP, CU, BH
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 = FRN and Original Applicant = CAREFUSION 303, INC.