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US FDA Classified Recall of GE Healthcare Ventilator Batteries Most Serious

On Tuesday, June 29, 2022, the health regulators of the United States has classified the recall of some backup batteries of the ventilators of GE Healthcare, which the company initiated in April 2022 as the most serious type that says their use can lead to serious injuries or death.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States, said the CARESCAPE R860 backup batteries of ventilators, including replacement backup batteries, had been recalled as the ventilators had been running out expected that can possibly cause the devices for shutting down the prevention of patient from receiving support to breath.

The CARESCAPR R860 ventilators use the main power through a wall plug to operate and the backup battery of the ventilators has been meant to keep it running in the situations like patient transport.

The US FDA said, GE Healthcare, a medical device producing company of General Electric, had now initiated the recall of 4,222 of the company’s ventilator batteries distributed between April 2, 2019, and April 18, 2022. There have been 1,553 complaints and also injures that are associated with the use of the device.

On June 29, 2022, Philips, said the independent tests on the ventilators which the company has recalled in 2021 because of possible health risks has showed problems had almost exclusively caused by the unauthorized cleaning products.