Fabius GS Tiro Anesthesia Machine; Cl II

CompanyDraeger Medical, Inc.
Date of Enforcement Report 6/27/2018
Class lI:

PRODUCT

Fabius GS Tiro Anesthesia Machine; Cat. no. 8606000 Product Usage: Inhalation anesthesia machines for use in operating, induction and recovery rooms. They may be used with O2, N2O, and AIR supplied by a medical gas pipeline system or by externally mounted gas cylinders. Fabius series machines are equipped with a compact breathing system; providing fresh gas decoupling, PEEP, and pressure limitation. The following ventilation options are available: Volume Controlled Ventilation Pressure Controlled Ventilation Pressure Support (Optional) SIMV/PS (Optional) Manual Ventilation Spontaneous Breathing Fabius series anesthesia machines are equipped with an electrically driven and electronically controlled ventilator and monitors for airway pressure (P), volume (V), and inspiratory oxygen concentration (FiO2). As per IEC 60601-2-13 (Anesthetic Workstations and their Modules-Particular Requirements), additional monitoring of the concentrations of CO2 and anesthetic agent is required when the machine is in use
Recall Number: Z-2251-2018

REASON
The Draeger anesthesia device may be able to dose 100% N2O. In the event of a fault, the S-ORC module would not prevent setting an N2O flow that would result in a hypoxic mixture from being dosed to the patient. Potential adverse outcomes include death of the patient.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Draeger Medical, Inc., Telford PA. on 5/24/2018. Voluntary: Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
31

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide

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