Cl II GE Healthcare Carescape Patient Data Module

Company: GE Healthcare
Date of Enforcement Report: 10/15/2014
Class lI:

PRODUCT

GE Healthcare Carescape Patient Data Module
Recall Number Z-0060-2015

REASON
GE Healthcare has recently become aware of a potential safety issue to the ECG calculations following a disconnect/reconnect cycle with the Patient Data Module, when used with the Carescape Bx50 monitors. If the PDM is quickly disconnected and reconnected (a less than 10 second cycle) from a Carescape Bx50 monitor following a Patient Discharge or during active monitoring, the ECG waveform and its associated waveform parameters could be analyzed incorrectly.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI on 9/19/2014 Voluntary: Firm Initiated recall is ongoing

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
68,452 (39,505 units US, 24,711 units OUS, 4,236 units unidentified/unknown)

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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