Inogen recall 90% complete

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

GOLETA, Calif. - Inogen has nearly completed the voluntary recall of its Inogen One portable oxygen concentrator.
In mid-2005, the company began recalling and upgrading roughly 900 of the units with improved software, controls and other components. As of last month, about 90% of those units had been upgraded, said Daryl Risinger, Inogen's vice president of marketing.
Originally, Inogen planned to visit provider locations and upgrade the units, but then decided to do the work at its manufacturing location in Colorado.
The FDA categorized the work as a Class II recall--one where no imminent danger to patient health exists. As a way to reward early adopters of its Inogen One portable concentrator, the company promised to make future upgrades for free, Risinger said. hme