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Class 2 Device Recall Infant Warmer System

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  Class 2 Device Recall Infant Warmer System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 18, 2016
Create Date March 20, 2017
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 13, 2018
Recall Number Z-1511-2017
Recall Event ID 76283
510(K)Number K963058  
Product Classification Warmer, infant radiant - Product Code FMT
Product IWS
Infant Warmer System-Infant radiant warmers provide infrared heat, in a controlled manner, to neonates who are unable to thermoregulate based on their own physiology or necessitate external heat to smoothen the transition from the uterus to the external environment. They fulfill the same purpose of neonatal incubators but they may be preferred over incubators when total access to the patient is needed or desirable (e.g., surgical procedures, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, frequent resuscitation, etc.). Most infant radiant warmers can be used in two operating modes: 1. Manual: The clinician sets the appropriate heater output for maintaining the desired patient temperature. The heater output is initially selected based on the clinician s training and experience and then is adjusted based on the patients needs and clinical status. 2. Servo: The clinician sets the desired patient temperature. A skin temperature probe senses the patient temperature and feeds this information to the controller of the infant radiant warmer. The controller then adjusts the heater output to maintain the patient temperature at the set value. These adjustments to the heater output are made in such a way to gradually change the patient s temperature while minimizing overshooting and patient stress. Infant radiant warmers have alarms to alert clinicians when certain patient or equipment conditions occur, such as a malfunction, or an excessive departure of the patient s temperature from the set value. Infant radiant warmers may incorporate other features, such as phototherapy, observation light, tilting of the bed, and data output to remote monitors or nurse call systems
Code Information See Attached Spreadsheat
Recalling Firm/
Ohmeda Medical
8880 Gorman Rd
Laurel MD 20723-5800
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Certain power cords could overheat. The affected power cords were manufactured by Electric-Cord and are referred to as Taller Bridge power cords. The overheating of the power cord could result in fire, charring, smoke, or sparking where the power cord connects to the wall outlet which could cause thermal injury.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action According to the firm, this issue will be resolved by sending an Urgent Medical Device Correction customer letter to customers with affected Power Cords. This letter will inform the customer of the issue and provide safety instructions for immediate mitigation of the issue. The long-term solution is to re-place all affected Power Cords at no cost to the customer. According to the firm, the plan for public notification is to contact all customers with affected Power Cords by means of an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter. In the US this will be sent by a traceable means (either US Postal Service with receipt acknowledgement (registered mail) or equivalent courier service such as FEDEX). This letter will be sent to the following titles within the affected accounts; Nurse Managers, Labor & Delivery/NICU, Bio-Medical Engineering Department Managers and Risk Management Directors We will track all service requests for the field action to completion. These service requests will record the replacement of the affected Power Cords. Exceptions to completion of the service request will be recorded as well. Records of field action completion will be retained per our processes and procedures.
Quantity in Commerce 5,993 (5,080 US; 913 OUS)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide and Puerto Rico) Bahamas and Internationally to UK, Trinidad & Tobago, Taiwan, Spain, Panama, Netherlands Antilles, Mexico, Lebanon, Japan, Ireland, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Canada, Brazil, and Venezuela,
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 = FMT and Original Applicant = OHMEDA MEDICAL