ResMed recalls vents in Australia
SAN DIEGO – ResMed, in consultation with the Australian Government Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration, has initiated a product correction recall in that country for its Astral 100 and Astral 150 ventilators due to an internal battery issue. Starting in September, local service providers will be contacting patients to schedule replacement of affected batteries, either at the next normal routine maintenance service or at a separate appointment. All ventilators should have their internal batteries replaced by no later than Dec. 1. As of Aug. 17, ResMed had not received any reports of adverse events as a result of this issue.