Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Replacement HEPA filter

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 Natus Medical Incorporated.

¿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.

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  • Tipo de evento
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  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
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  • 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
    Device, pasteurization, hot water - Product Code LDS
  • Causa
    The replacement hepa filters have been manufactured with sealant that may not be properly cured. improperly cured sealant can emit a toxic gas when heated, and can drip down during use, contaminating the interior chamber of the sterile drier and its contents.
  • Acción
    Natus sent an " URGENT RECALL NOTIFICATION/ FIELD SAFETY NOTICE" Olympic Sterile Driers Model 43 & 44, Replacement HEPA Filter Contamination letter (dated April 22, 2016) was sent to all affected customers on May 2, 2016. for the first set of customers and then sent on May 12, 2016, for the second set of customers, who purchased 57 replacement filters. Customers are advised "do not install any replacement HEPA filter" if the serial number is one of the 21 shown as affected serial numbers on the letter. The URGENT RECALL NOTIFICATION/ FIELD SAFETY NOTICE Olympic Sterile Driers Model 43 & 44, Potential HEPA Filter Contamination (dated May, 2016 and released on May 12, 2016,) was sent to customers on May 16, 2016, who purchased 11 sterile driers with the installed filters. Customers are advised "do not use the Sterile drier" if it contains a HEPA filter that is identified with one of 21 affected serial numbers. Customers are advised not to install any defective replacement HEPA filters or do not use sterile drier if it currently contains defective HEPA filter. Please discontinue use of the Sterile Drier immediately if it contains defective HEPA filter as heat may cause the uncured adhesive to drip into the chamber. Customers contact Natus to obtain the RMA number and return unused filters and Natus will provide a replacement filter. Please contact Natus at or call 866-940-7143 (option 1, Olympic products) for next steps regarding a contaminated Sterile Drier.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Filter Serial Numbers: Filter SN: 2522893, 2522897, 2522898, 2522899, 2522900, 2522903, 2522914, 2522915, 2522916, 2522917, 2522918, 2522919, 2522920, 2522921, 2522922, 2522923, 2522924, 2522925, 2522926, 2522930, and 2522931.
  • Clasificación del producto
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  • Distribución
    distributed in the US including AZ, CA, FL, IL, KS, MA, MD, MN, NC, NH, NY, OH, OK, PA, VA, WA, WA DC,and WI and in Canada and Singapore.
  • Descripción del producto
    Replacement HEPA filter for Natus Sterile-Drier Model 43 and Model 44. Filter Catalogue Part Number: 54343, 54344, and 100105-01.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Natus Medical Incorporated, 5900 1st Ave S, Seattle WA 98108-3248
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
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