FDA Recalls 2 Ventilator Models From Ventlab
Published: Jan 02, 2013
The FDA issued a Class 1 recall for Ventlab's adult and pediatric manual resuscitator, according to The Legal Examiner. The manual resuscitators are used during patient transfers and as a back-up to anesthesia machines. The machines are said to have a defective valve, which can leak and prevent a patient from receiving oxygen or medication. The flaw is also hard to detect since the machine's bag deflates when it is compressed.