Cl ll GE Healthcare CARESCAPE Monitor B650

Company: GE Healthcare, LLC
Date of Enforcement Report: 9/25/2013
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PRODUCT

GE Healthcare, CARESCAPE Monitor B650. The CARESCAPE Monitor B650 is a multi-parameter patient monitor intended for use in multiple areas and intra-hospital transport within a professional healthcare facility. The CARESCAPE Monitor B650 is intended for use on adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients and on one patient at a time. The CARESCAPE Monitor B650 is indicated for monitoring and recording of, and to generate alarms for, hemodynamic (including EGG, ST segment, arrhythmia detection, ECU diagnostic analysis and measurement, invasive pressure, non-invasive blood pressure, pulse oximetry, cardiac output, temperature and mixed venous oxygen saturation), impedance respiration, airway gases (C02, 02, N20 and anesthetic agents), spirometry, gas exchange, and neurophysiological (including electroencephalography, Entropy, Bispectral Index (HI1S) and neuromuscular transmission) status. The CARESCAPE Monitor B650 can be a stand-alone monitor or interfaced to other devices. It can also be connected to other monitors for remote viewing and to data management software devices via a network. The CARESCAPE Monitor B650 is intended for use under the direct supervision of a licensed healthcare practitioner, or by personnel trained in proper use of the equipment in a professional healthcare facility. The CARESCAPE Monitor B650 is not intended for use during MRI. Recall Number Z-2256-2013

REASON
GE Healthcare has recently become aware of a number of potential issues associated with the CARESCAPE Monitor B650. No injuries or illnesses have been reported.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
GE Healthcare, LLC, Waukesha, WI on 7/12/2012. Voluntary: Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
9466 (3261 US, 6205 OUS)

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide and Internationally

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