Update: On June 3, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified the Philips Respironics Recall for all V60 and V60 Plus Ventilators as a Class 1 recall, the most serious type of recall.
According to an online news report on fingerlakes1.com, Philips Respironics has announced a new safety recall. The recall concerns its V60 ventilator product family. The recall announcement states that the recall was initiated after it discovered this ventilator has a defect causing “electrical issues.” In a Food and Drug Administration article concerning this recall, there is a possibility that the issue involves the ventilator’s electrical circuit. The electrical circuit controls the ventilator’s 35V power supply to the alarm and ventilator.
According to the recall alert, the recalled machines could stop working without turning on the alarm. The affected ventilator models include:
- V60 Plus
Philips stated that it is currently trying to contact all known buyers of the recalled ventilators. Those who own the recalled ventilators should perform one of the following actions to prevent an issue.
- Execute an oxygen analyzer using the correct alarm settings for each V680, V60, or V60 Plus ventilator; and/or
- Connect the V680, V60, or V60 Plus ventilator to a nurse remote alarm system, as noted in the instructions; Philips Respironics can also furnish technical assistance to set up this nurse call alarm capability; and/or
- Observe the patient with physiological monitoring and pulse oximetry.
Should these options not be possible, stop using the recalled ventilators.
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