This ventilator is being recalled.
Philips Respironics issues a voluntary recall for the V60 ventilator product family.
Philips Respironics is recalling this ventilator due to electrical issues.
In an article by the FDA, it reports that there is a chance that there is an issue with the electrical circuit that controls the 35V power supply to the ventilator and alarm.
The affected machines may stop working without setting off the alarm.
The models included in this recall are listed below
- V60 Plus
The company is working to contact all known buyers.
Customers should do one of the following actions to mitigate the possibility of these issues
- Implement an oxygen analyzer with appropriate alarm settings for each V60/V60 Plus, or V680; and/or
- Connect the V60/V60 Plus or V680 to a nurse call/remote alarm system, as documented in the instructions for use; upon request, Philips Respironics can provide technical assistance to implement this nurse call/remote alarm capability; and/or
- Monitor the patient with pulse oximetry or other physiological monitoring appropriate to the institution’s capabilities and patient needs.
If these are not possible options for you then stop using the ventilators.
Anyone with questions can call 1- 800-332-1088.
To talk to a representative.
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