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Class 1 Device Recall FLOWI Anesthesia System

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 Class 1 Recall
FLOWI Anesthesia System
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Date Posted July 06, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on September 09, 2015
Recall Number Z-1925-2012
Recall Event ID 62118
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Gas-Machine, Anesthesia - Product Code BSZ
Product FLOW-I Anesthesia System The system is intended for use in administrating anesthesia while controlling the entire ventilation for patients with no ability to breathe, as well as in supporting patients with a limited ability to breathe.
Code Information Model Number :6677300 Serial Number : 1170
Recalling Firm/
Maquet Cardiovascular Us Sales, Llc
45 Barbour Pond Drive
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A technical alarm may be generated on the FLOW-i system when using the MAN/AUTO switch to change ventilation modes from manual to automatic or from automatic to manual if the switch is not fully engaged in the "on" or "off" position but remains in the "in-between position.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Device Design
Action The firm, Maquet Getinge Group, sent an "URGENT DEVICE FIELD CORRECTION" letter dated February 20, 2012 to its customers. The letter describes the product, problem and action to be taken. The letter state that a Maquet Service Representative will upgrade the customers software in the FLOW-i Anesthesia System to the current revision and also provide the customers with the corresponding user's manual. Note: This upgrade includes other minor improvements. The customers were instructed to sign a document to verify satisfactory completion of the work once the software upgrade was completed. If you have questions or require additional information, please contact your local MAQUET representative or Technical Support at 888-627-8383. A press release was issued on 7/6/2012.
Quantity in Commerce 284 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) state of GA only and countries of: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden incl Maquet Critical Care, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = BSZ and Original Applicant = MAQUET CRITICAL CARE AB