More Headaches For Philips As FDA Labels Another Ventilator Recall As High-Risk Class I
The recalled vents are designed to provide high-flow therapy to patients, but problems can crop up “if the system pressure reaches the default maximum limit,” the US agency says. The recall is more bad news for Philips, which recently initiated a separate class I recall of certain breathing and ventilator devices.
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