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ResMed recalls vents in Australia

September 1, 2016HME News Staff

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...

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Philips Respironics recalls 600 vents

February 20, 2014HME News Staff

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - Philips Respironics initiated a worldwide recall of 600 Trilogy Ventilators, models 100, 200 and 202, according to a Feb. 19 release. The voluntary recall is to address a potential defect in part of the power management board, which could cause the ventilator to fail without an alarm indicating a problem, the release says. The recall affects devices shipped between Dec. 30, 2013, and Jan. 30, 2014. Philips Respironics asks customers to stop using the devices and return them to...

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Tandem expands voluntary recall of insulin cartridges

January 21, 2014HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - Tandem Diabetes Care is expanding the voluntary recall of certain lots of insulin cartridges used with the t:slim insulin pump, the company announced Jan. 20. The cartridges may leak, which could result in the pump delivering too much or too little insulin, according to the statement. “We are confident that we have identified all of the affected cartridge lots that may have been shipped to customers or distributors and that we have implemented appropriate corrective actions to prevent...

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Nipro initiates voluntary recall

January 3, 2014HME News Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Nipro Diagnostics has initiated a voluntary recall and replacement of a limited number of TRUEbalance and TRUEtrack blood glucose meters. The company has determined that certain meters distributed in the United States have an incorrect factory-set unit of measure that displays the result in mmol/L rather than mg/dL. If a user didn't notice the incorrect unit of measure, it is possible that the result could be read as lower than expected. The recall affects 501 TRUEbalance...

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Invacare initiates recall

October 18, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare has a big ask for HME providers.On Oct. 2, Invacare sent providers a packet of information on a widespread recall of certain joysticks and driver controls on power wheelchairs manufactured between Oct. 1, 2006, and March 21, 2013. The ask: Using the provided serial numbers, identify customers who received wheelchairs with these products, remove them and swap them out for new ones.“We know a lot is being asked of our provider customers,” said Lara Mahoney, director...

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Respironics recalls V60 vents

June 25, 2013HME News Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Respironics California, a Philips Healthcare business, has announced that its worldwide recall of about 19,200 V60 ventilators has been designated a Class I recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On June 4, Respironics initiated a voluntary recall to correct a software issue that may cause the vents to shut down. On June 17, following a review, the FDA notified Respironics of the Class I designation, meaning “there is a reasonable probability that the use...

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