Smiths Medical Recalls BCI Remote Alarm Cables Over Patient Risk

Posted on April 9, 2013

A series of medical devices that are designed to alert caregivers to a potential problem are being recalled because there’s a possibility that the alarm sounds would not be emitted properly.  Smiths Medical announced the recall, which affects BCI Remote Alarm Cables used in conjunction with the 9004 Canocheck Capnography System.  The device is used to move the alarm signal from that system to a remote alarm.  The system is typically put in place during patient transport, ventilation, anesthetic distribution, and more.  Unfortunately, there’s a chance that the alarm isn’t properly transferred, which might lead to a treatment delay that causes adversity.  The affected items should not be used, and medical professionals have been asked to get in touch with MedWatch in cases where the defect has made itself known.

For more about the recall, click here.

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