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Thornhill Research Recalls MOVES Portable Ventilators Due to Potential Battery Problem

Jan 29, 2016

Thornhill Research Inc. has recalled 261 MOVES Ventilator Systems because the battery may not power the device after storage.

The MOVES Ventilator System is a portable emergency transport ventilator that provides breathing support for adults patients. Thornhill Research Inc. is recalling the MOVES ventilator system because excess glue on the battery connectors may prevent the battery from powering the device after the battery is stored. This issue may prevent the ventilator from providing patient breathing support and could cause patient injury or death.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified this as a Class I recall, the agency’s most serious recall category. Use of the ventilators may result in serious injuries or death.

The recalled MOVES ventilators were manufactured between September 10, 2012 and January 29, 2014 and were distributed between November 5, 2012 and February 7, 2014. Product code information for the recalled MOVES ventilators can be found on the FDA web site.

Thornhill Research Inc. sent a recall notification via email to affected customers on December 15, 2015. The letter provided instructions for performing a functionality test on the ventilators. Customers were asked to inform Thornhill of the test results. If the device is not functioning, Thornhill provided instructions for returning it to the firm for repair. Customers with questions should call Thornhill Research Inc. at 416-597-1325.

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