Thursday, July 12, 2012
GE Healthcare recalls some ventilators
The FDA said GE had found that the ventilator's two vaporizers could deliver an anesthetic agent simultaneously, causing low blood pressure, irregular breathing and a drop in heart rate.
The recall of certain Aestiva/5 7900 ventilators, which started in April 2012, was classified a Class I recall - the most serious type of recall.
The Aestiva/5 7900 ventilator was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an anesthesia machine in April 2000.