Maquet Medical Systems FLOW-i Anesthesia Sys Cl l

Company:Maquet Medical Systems USA
Date of Enforcement Report 6/18/12
Date Recall Initiated: February 20, 2012
Class l:

FLOW-i Anesthesia System (software)

A technical alarm may be generated on the FLOW-i system when using the Manual/Automatic (MAN/AUTO) switch to change ventilation modes from manual to automatic or from automatic to manual if the switch is not fully engaged in the “on” or “off” position but remains in between the two positions. Use of this product may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.

Maquet Medical Systems USA, Wayne, New Jersey

FDA Comments:
On February 20, 2012, the firm sent its customers an Urgent Device Field Correction notice. The firm informed their customers that their Maquet Service Representative will upgrade the software in their FLOW-i Anesthesia System to the current version and also provide them with the corresponding user manual. The firm added that the upgrade includes other minor improvements. This work will be done at no cost to the customer or the facility. Upon completion of the software upgrade, the customer will be asked to sign a document to verify that the work was completed satisfactorily.


About the author

Amy enjoys researching and writing about developments in medical technology and how that intersects with US law. She received her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2020 and now works as a Regulatory Associate for SoftwareCPR®, a general-purpose regulatory consulting firm that is recognized globally for their expertise with standards and national regulations pertaining to medical device, mobile medical app, and HealthIT software.

What’s New

FDA:  Exemptions, Variances, and Alternate Forms of Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Devices

Manufacturers, importers, and user facilities can request an exemption or variance from any or all of the medical device reporting requirements in 21 CFR Part 803.  Read more:

Corporate Office

15148 Springview St
Tampa, FL 33624
Partners located in the US (CA, FL, MA, MN) and Italy.