FDA POSTS RECALL OF RANGER FLUID WARNING SETS
The FDA posted updated device recall information for the Ranger high-flow blood/fluid warming disposable sets on its Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) website May 16.
The recall was originally initiated April 26 by Arizant in Eden Prairie, Minn. The device is manufactured by Biotest Laboratories in Minneapolis, Minn.
The sets "may have been assembled with an inverted bubble trap," CBER said. This may allow air to pass through the trap and bypass its auto-venting system, causing air to reach the patient.
To access the recall, visit http://www.fda.gov/cber/recalls/biotest042606.htm (http://www.fda.gov/cber/recalls/biotest042606.htm).