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Class 2 Device Recall Fabius GS

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Date Initiated by Firm August 26, 2010
Date Posted September 23, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 23, 2011
Recall Number Z-2478-2010
Recall Event ID 56676
510(K)Number K042419  
Product Classification Gas-machine, anesthesia - Product Code BSZ
Product Fabius GS Anesthesia Machine, OR/Anesthesia, Draeger Medical, Inc., 3135 Quarry Road, Telford, PA 18969
inhalation anesthesia machine for use in operating, induction and recovery rooms
Code Information catalog #8604699
Recalling Firm/
Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
3135 Quarry Rd
Telford PA 18969-1042
For Additional Information Contact Michael Kelhart
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
potential failures to Electri-Cord Manufacturing AC power cord
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Draeger Medical, Inc., sent an Urgent - Medical Device Recall letter dated August 2010 to all customers. The letter described the product, the problem, and actions to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to: 1) Immediately take the cord out of service if the plug has bent or cracked prongs, burned plastic, or shows signs of excessive wear. 2) Monitor the affected cords regularly and be mindful of excessive wear and tear, misuse, or abuse until the affected cord is replaced. 3) Customers were also asked to complete and return the enclosed Customer Power Cord Form via mail: Draeger Medical, Inc., 3135 Quarry Road, Telford, PA 18969; fax: 1-215-721-5808; or e-mail: kathy.benedetto@draeger.com. 4) Disable the cords by cutting off the plug and dispose of the cord in accordance with their facility's disposal procedure when affected power cords are removed. NOTE: The firm will send replacement power cords free of charge. Draeger will only replace power cords originally provided by Draeger (identified with the white flag/part number 4117266. If you have any questions regarding this letter please call 1-800-543-5047 (press 1 at the first prompt, 2 at the second prompt and then 32349#).
Quantity in Commerce up to 1973 products (GS & Tiro)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: USA and countries of Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Japan, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, 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 = BSZ and Original Applicant = DRAEGER MEDICAL, INC.