Maquet Recalls Anesthesia Systems due to Software Glitch

Maquet issued a recall for its anesthesia systems due to a software problem related to switching between manual and automatic ventilation modes.

The recall was issued for the C20, C30, and C40 FLOW-i Anesthesia Systems because if the MAN/AUTO switch was not in either an “on” or an “off” position but left in an in-between position for more than five seconds, an alarm may have been generated that prevents the system from switching ventilation modes, according to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Press Release.

The FDA classified this recall as a Class I, which is its most serious and involves a situation where there is a reasonable probability that use or exposure to a product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

In February 2012, the company initiated a voluntary worldwide field correction of the C20, C30 and C40 systems.

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