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Class 2 Device Recall AirLife nCPAP System Driver

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  Class 2 Device Recall AirLife nCPAP System Driver see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 01, 2007
Date Posted July 12, 2007
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 12, 2007
Recall Number Z-1075-2007
Recall Event ID 38062
510(K)Number K051226  
Product Classification continuous positive airway pressure device - Product Code BZD
Product AirLife nCPAP System Driver; a nasal continuous positive airway pressure device, which is part of a larger system that includes an nCPAP generator, fixation device and patient interface (prongs and.or mask); Cardinal Health, McGaw Park, IL 60085; cat. 006900
Code Information Catalog Number 006900, Firmware Version 2.02 with the following Serial Numbers: 0107DL002, 0107DL003, 0107DL004, 0107DL011, 0107DL008, 0606DL001, 0606DL002, 0606DL009, 0606DL012, 0606DL013, 0606DL014, 0606DL015, 0606DL017, 0606DL018, 0606DL019, 0606DL021, 0606DL022, 0606DL023, 0606DL024, 0606DL025, 0606DL026, 0606DL027, 0606DL033, 0606DL040, 1106DL001, 1106DL002, 1106DL003, 1106DL004, 1106DL005, 1106DL006, 1106DL007, 1106DL008, 1106DL009, 1106DL010, 1106DL011, 1106DL012, 1106DL013, 1106DL014, 1106DL015, 1106DL016, 1106DL017, 1106DL018, 1106DL019, 1106DL020, 1206DL001, 1206DL002, 1206DL003, 1206DL004, 1206DL005, 1206DL006, 1206DL007, 1206DL008, 1206DL009, 1206DL010, 1206DL011, 1206DL012, 1206DL013, 1206DL014, 1206DL015, 1206DL017, 1206DL018, 1206DL019, 1206DL020, 1206DL022, 1206DL023, 1206DL025, 1206DL016
Recalling Firm/
Cardinal Health
1430 Waukegan Rd
Mc Gaw Park IL 60085-6726
For Additional Information Contact Michele B. Donatich R.N.
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Under isolated conditions, the device may experience issues with O2 Calibration, which may result in either a nuisance alarm or a delivered FiO2 of up to 5% below the specified tolerance.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Cardinal Health sent the accounts recall letters dated 6/1/07 via UPS next day delivery, which listed the catalog number and affected serial numbers of the CPAP Driver, and informed them that under certain isolated conditions, the CPAP Driver may experience issues with O2 Calibration, which may result in either a nuisance alarm or a delivered FiO2 of up to 5% below the specified tolerance. Customers have experienced this under the following conditions: 1) air inlet pressure is greater than O2 pressure by 5 to 10 psi and 2) FiO2 settings less than 45%. Separate recall letters were sent to those accounts who had filed complaints of O2 Calibration Errors, stating that their device will be replaced by the end of June, 2007; those accounts who purchased the devices, but had not reported O2 Calibration Errors, stating that a Cardinal Health representative will upgrade the firmware on the devices at their facility by the end of August, 2007; and those accounts who had had demonstration units in their possession, advising them to notify their sales representative if any of the conditions mentioned in the letter occurred. The accounts were requested to complete and return via fax at 847-689-9101, the enclosed acknowledgment form, indicating the number of affected drivers in their possession, and were advised that they would be contacted by a Cardinal Health representative to arrange for the replacement/service of their drivers. Any questions were directed to Quality Systems-Professional Services at 1-800-292-9332 or 1-800-327-7503.
Quantity in Commerce 48 units
Distribution Nationwide.
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 = BZD and Original Applicant = Cardinal Health