Medical Device Safety and Recalls: eVent Medical LS, 5i, or 7i Inspiration Ventilators May Shut Down without Alarm

Medical Device Safety and Recalls: eVent Medical LS, 5i, or 7i Inspiration Ventilators May Shut Down without Alarm

A recall has been issued for eVent Medical LS, 5i, or 7i Inspiration Ventilators. eVent Medical is recalling the LS, 5i, or 7i Inspiration ventilators because a faulty switch on the ventilators’ power board may fail, causing the ventilator to shut down without sounding an alarm. If the ventilator shuts down, the patient may not receive enough oxygen and could suffer serious adverse health consequences, including injury or death. The company has received one report of this issue occurring, with no injuries and no deaths. For more information, please see: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/ListofRecalls/ucm475862.htm

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