Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Infant Warmer System (IWS)

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por GE Healthcare, LLC.

¿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 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Estado del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fecha de finalización del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Warmer, infant radiant - Product Code FMT
  • Causa
    Ge healthcare has recently become aware of a potential safety issue related to loose screws in the heater head of the infant warmer system (iws). hot screws from the heater head of the iws could fall onto the bed if the heater head assembly has been improperly serviced. this situation can be clinically hazardous because thermal injury to a patient could result. two injuries have been reported as a result of this issue.
  • Acción
    This recall strategy includes the depth of the recall, plan for public warning and effectiveness check. The strategy outlined below addresses these elements for this particular recall. The plan for public warning is to contact all customers with potentially affected product by means of an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter. The letter will instruct customers that they can continue to use the device by following instructions on the Addendum to the Service Manual. The Service Manual Addendum provides instructions for checking and tightening the screws. In the US the letter will be sent by a traceable means [either US Postal Service with receipt acknowledgement (registered mail) or equivalent courier service such as FEDEX]. This letter will be sent to: Nurse Manager, Labor & Delivery/NICU; Manager, Bio-Medical Engineering; and Director of Risk Management.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Medical device listing number: D103053, D103054, D103056, D103057, D183529
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    This product has been distributed domestically and internationally .
  • Descripción del producto
    Infant Warmer System (IWS)
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    GE Healthcare, LLC, 3000 N Grandview Blvd, Waukesha WI 53188-1615
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Source