Telford, PA, April 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Draeger, Inc., a subsidiary of Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, is initiating a voluntary recall notification for Draeger Coax Ventilation Hoses, Draeger Neo Disposable Breathing Systems, Draeger Pediatric Disposable Breathing Systems, Draeger Seattle PAP plus, and Draeger Set2Go to address the potential risk that glued connections of the breathing circuits may loosen either before or during the ventilation process, which could result in partial or complete detachment of components such as the water trap, y-piece or hose connector. To date, there are no reports of any adverse impacts on the health of patients in connection with this potential risk.

Draeger immediately stopped shipment of affected products once these potential risks were identified. Draeger has since implemented changes to the gluing process used during manufacturing to help address these potential risks. Testing of the updated gluing process has been completed for Seattle PAP (MP02260), and Draeger started distributing Seattle PAP product utilizing this updated gluing process to customers as of March 20, 2023. Testing is still ongoing for the remaining circuits, and all impacted customers have been offered an alternative product as a temporary replacement. 

Only the products listed below (all lot numbers) are affected:

Product Name Material Number UDI Number
VentStar Anesthesia (N) 180 MP00333 04048675422198
VentStar Basic (P) 180 MP00351 04048675422068
VentStar Basic (P) 250 MP00352 04048675422051
VentStar Basic (N) 180 MP00353 04048675422044
VentStar Watertrap (P) 180 MP00361 04048675422013
VentStar Watertrap (P) 180 w/oLL MP00362 04048675422006
VentStar Watertrap (N) 180 MP00363 04048675421993
VentStar Anesthesia WT (P) 180 MP00374 04048675421948
VentStar Coax (P) 150 MP00379 04048675421917
VentStar Bag Set (N) 110 MP00383 04048675421887
VentStar breathing bag Set (P) 110 MP00384 04048675421870
ID Circuit Basic (P) 180 MP01340 04048675421481
Seattle PAP plus* MP02260* 04048675548904*
Anesthesia Circuit Kit Coax 1 MP02730 04048675412014
Anesthesia Circuit Kit Coax 3 MP02732 04048675412038
Ventstar Coax MP03373 04048675545552
Ventstar Coax 180 MP03374 04048675545576
ID Coax 180 MP03375 04048675545590
Ventstar Coax 230 MP03376 04048675545613
Anesthesia Set Coax 180 MP03384 04048675552833
VentStar Coax (P) 150 MP00379 04048675421917
Set2Go Ventilation 12 (A) MP07968 04048675544739
Anesthesia Circuit Kit Coax HEPA MP17102 04048675695622

* Lot Number 0367.2702.13 Not Affected (Distributed after March 20, 2023)

Potential Patient Impact

If system components become loose and/or detach from the hose during use, ventilation of the patient will be restricted.

For Seattle PAP plus (shipped prior to March 20, 2023:                                                                                                           

A detachment of system components may cause desaturation of the patient/hypoxia due to a loss of airway pressure caused by a leak. Patient monitoring (such as SpO2) is designed to detect desaturation of the patient.

For Draeger Neo and Draeger Pediatric disposable breathing systems:

A detachment of system components may cause hypoxia due to a loss of airway pressure caused by a leak. If the breathing systems are used with devices that are listed in the instructions for use (IFU) as being compatible, the devices are designed to detect and give an alarm with respect to such leakage.  

For Draeger Coax ventilation hoses:

A detachment of system components may also cause hypoxia due to either:

  • A leak of the outer hose, leading to a loss of airway pressure, or
  • A leak of the inner hose, leading to rebreathing of exhaled gas, or
  • Torsion of the inner hose, leading to an obstruction.

If Draeger Coax ventilation hoses are used with devices that are listed in the IFU as being compatible, a leakage and/or an obstruction will be detected, and the device will give an alarm.  

Required Action

If you have received breathing circuits that were shipped prior to March 20, 2023 that may be affected by this issue, please follow the below instructions:

  • Stop use of the affected products. Inspect current stock and quarantine/segregate any unused affected products to prevent their use.
  • Alternative therapy should be instituted as soon as possible. These alternative therapies may include: nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP), noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV), high flow nasal canula, and invasive mechanical ventilation (last resort).
  • Do not depend on any device output (e.g., oxygen desaturation) to make decisions regarding whether to stop using the system. 
  • Please ensure that all users of the above-mentioned products and other persons within your organization are made aware of this Urgent Medical Device Recall.
  • Please keep this information available to all users at least until you have checked your stock and quarantined/segregated any unused affected products to prevent their use.

If you have affected products in your inventory, please contact your local Draeger consumables representative, who will be able to provide you with information regarding alternative products. 

To replace/return unused products, please contact Draeger Customer Success via phone between the hours of 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST Monday through Friday at 1-800-437-2437 (press 2 at the prompt, then 1) or via email at [email protected]. You will also be provided with a Return Material Authorization and pre-paid shipping documents to return the unused product to Draeger. 

If you have any questions, you may contact Michael Kelhart between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 267-664-1131 or via email at [email protected]

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products may be reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Online: Complete and submit the report online
  • Regular mail or fax: Download the form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

Affected customers have been notified. This voluntary medical device recall has been reported to the FDA. 

Draeger. Technology for Life®

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