GE Healthcare is recalling accessories for its CO2 detectors because they may cause the device to fail or to provide incorrect CO2 values for mechanically and spontaneous ventilated patients. Physicians rely on these devices to make decisions, and if those decisions are based on incorrect readings from these machines, permanent, irreversible impairment or life threatening changes could occur in patients, such as inadequate exchange of gasses (hypoventilation), causing an increased concentration of CO2 (hypercapnia), which can be deadly. The recall involves GE Healthcare single-width airway modules (E-MiniC) and accessories and Extension Modules (N-FC, N-FCREC). It is classified as a Class ... Read More
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