Medical Device Manufacturer Recalls Ventilators

Medical device manufacturer CareFusion has initiated a global voluntary recall of specific models of its AVEA-brand ventilators.

According to a company notices posted on the website of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a pressure transducer in the recalled ventilators can activate false audio and visual alarms, open the ventilator’s safety valve and cause the ventilator’s operation to stop.

The CareFusion AVEA ventilators affected by this recall are only used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to provide continuous breathing support for neonatal to adult patients. The recalled ventilators were manufactured between July 2011 and March 2015.

Read additional information about this recall at the CareFusion website.

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