Recall – Ventilator false alarm can affect inhale/exhale ratio

Company: Precision Valve & Automation, Inc.
Date of Enforcement Report: 8/26/2020
Class II


PVA, PREVENT is an FDA-authorized emergency ventilator designed to treat patients suffering from COVID-19 respiratory failure. This motorized device automatically compresses a resuscitator bag to provide air to the lungs of a COVID-19 patient, eliminating the human error and fatigue that results from manual actuation. PREVENT is indicated for emergency resuscitation with appropriate patient monitoring on adult patients that require mechanical respiratory support.

Recall Number: Z-2805-2020


While operating the machine in “Run” mode, an unexpected event may occur during the error-checking for stepper movements and pressure values. The result of this event is a false alarm being thrown and in rare cases results in an incomplete move which will affect the current inhale/exhale cycle.


Precision Valve & Automation, Inc. on 6/26/2020. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.


3 units


U.S. Nationwide and International

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

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