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Class 2 Device Recall HillRom Affinity Three Birthing Bed.

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  Class 2 Device Recall HillRom Affinity Three Birthing Bed. see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 18, 2006
Date Posted September 14, 2006
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 14, 2009
Recall Number Z-1503-06
Recall Event ID 36142
510(K)Number K915779  
Product Classification birthing bed - Product Code KNC
Product Hill-Rom Affinity Three Birthing Bed, Model P3700.
Code Information All units distributed after October 2000 and equipped with the 12VAC accessory outlet option.
Recalling Firm/
Hill-Rom, Inc.
125 E Pearl St
Batesville IN 47006
For Additional Information Contact
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The cable on the auxiliary outlet may become pinched, which may result in an electrical short with melting of the plastic transformer and the emission of smoke.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Customers were notified via letter dated 8/18/06 and instructed to either correct the problem themselves with the instructions provided or to contact the firm requesting a visit from the recalling firm to correct their beds.
Quantity in Commerce 9,324
Distribution Nationwide, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Sait Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, U.S. Virgin Islands 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 = KNC and Original Applicant = HILL-ROM, INC.