Puritan Bennett 980 Ventilators by Covidien: Class I Recall – Amount of Air Delivered May Be Lower Than Programmed

When the ventilator is in neonatal Volume Control Plus (VC+) mode with active humidification, a software error may cause the amount of air being delivered to the patient (tidal volume) to be lower than the amount programmed by the clinician. If a patient does not receive the amount of air set on the machine, they may need to be removed from the ventilator and placed on a different system. A patient not receiving enough oxygen can result in possible injury or death. [9/3/15]