The QMN Weekly Bulletin
Quality / Medical Devices

Philips Recalling Defective Trilogy Ventilators

Feb. 28, 2014

Philips Respironics, a subsidiary of Philips Healthcare, has initiated a voluntary worldwide recall of about 600 Trilogy ventilators due to a potentially defective component on the power management board.

According to a recall notice posted to the FDA’s website recently, the devices contain a potentially defective ferrite component on the power management board, which could cause the ventilator to fail. Additionally, the functionality of the alarm may be reduced to indicate ventilator failure, resulting in serious adverse health consequences or death, the company said.

No deaths or injuries related to the problem have been reported, Philips said.

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