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Life Pulse Ventilator Circuits Recalled

Brittany Nicole Hill4 years ago

Bunnell Incorporated has initiated a nationwide recall on Life Pulse High Frequency Ventilator Patient Circuits because the devices can heat, melt, and malfunction.

Ventilator Patient Circuit Failure

The Life Pulse High Frequency Ventilator Patient Circuit has been found to have a heater wire insulation that can melt, causing sparks and smoke close to the humidifier cartridge. When this occurs, the device can malfunction or fail.

  • At least 12 ventilator patient circuit failures have been reported.
  • More than 5,700 Patient Circuits were distributed nationwide.
  • If problem is not corrected, device failure could result in patient injury or death.

Common Uses for the Ventilator Patient Circuits

According to the manufacturer’s web site, uses for the high frequency ventilator patient circuits include:

  • Used for premature infants with uncomplicated Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS).
  • Used to rescue infants and children with lung injury.
  • Used during and after pediatric cardiac surgery, especially when complicated by respiratory failure.
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