GE Nellcor SpO2 Upgrade kit Cl II

Company: GE Healthcare
Date of Enforcement Report:5/14/2014
Class lI:

PRODUCT

Nellcor SpO2 Upgrade kit, consists of a Nellcor SpO2 circuit board, an OEM part manufactured by a third party supplier; and an integral component of the Nellcor SpO2 device. Controlled infrared heat to neonates who are unable to thermo-regulate based on their own physiology with integrated monitoring feature used for continuous noninvasive monitoring of functional oxygen saturation of arterial hemoglobin (SpO2) and pulse rate (measured by a SpO2 sensor). Recall Number Z-1551-2014

REASON
Medical device software may be defective and may cause user-set alarm limits to result in false positive or false negative Oxygen saturation and pulse rate alarm notifications to the caregiver.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
GE Healthcare, Laurel, MD on 4/2/2014 Voluntary: Firm Initiated recall is ongoing

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
301

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide and Internationally

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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.

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