Presource Kits with a Filter and Anesthesia Circuit that has already been put together prior to distribution are being recalled by Cardinal Health. Because this component has been assembled already, persons who remove the outer plastic without first taking apart the component could find pieces of plastic wound up stuck in the filter. As the product is used to deliver oxygen or nitrous oxide to a patient undergoing various types of operations, a blockage of the filter could lead to the patient’s air supply being compromised. This can lead to serious dangers, including a fatality. Those with this item in their possession are being provided with a warning label that should be affixed at once. Adversity should be reported to MedWatch.
For more about the recall, click here.