Hamilton Medical Recalls G5 Ventilator
Hamilton Medical has recalled its G5 Ventilator, following one report of device malfunction due to ventilation and alarm failure, the FDA says in a recall alert issued in November.
The Class 1 recall involved roughly 1,000 of the V2.00 and V2.31, with distribution dates of March 2007 to March 2014.
The recall was initiated in April 2014. No injuries or deaths were reported from the malfunction.
“We have notified all affected customers, and this recall has been closed,” Hamilton spokesman Bret Everett said.
According to the recall alert, the ventilator may stop working without sounding an alarm when the device operator presses the oxygen enrichment key to attach the ventilator mask to the patient. If the operator does not intervene, the patient may not receive enough oxygen and could suffer serious adverse health consequences, including injury or death.
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