Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilator System

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Covidien Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class II
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Covidien is notifying customers of an occasional gui transient reset that lasts approximately 30 seconds. in complaints reported to date, some customers have transferred patients to alternate ventilators to replace the puritan bennett 980 ventilator in response to the alarms and status display messages present during the gui transient reset. covidien’s investigation has confirmed that ventilator replacement is not warranted.
  • Acción
    Covidien is updating software that will modify ventilator alarms and status display messages during a GUI transient reset. The Puritan Bennett 980 Ventilator Operator Manual will be updated to delete “replace ventilator” during a GUI transient reset, and to inform users to monitor the secondary status display until the primary display refreshes. Until the correction is implemented end users have been provided work around instructions. This action has been closed-out on 18/07/2016.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilator SystemARTG: 221416
  • Manufacturer


  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
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