AU defect: Philips IntelliVue Monitors with Nellcor SpO2 Boards, malfunction with age
A product defect correction has been issued in Australia of Philips IntelliVue Monitors with Nellcor SpO2 Boards with specific product numbers manufactured prior to 27 September 2018. The affected product numbers are M3001A (862442), M3002A (M865039), M8102A (865040), M8105A (865024), M8105AT (865120) and M8105AS (865322).
Over their lifetime, affected devices will begin to experience failure of the SpO2 monitoring function, triggering an “SpO2 equipment malfunction” technical alarm. Monitoring of other patient parameters and delivery of therapies to the patient are unaffected.
Phillips has advised customers to continue to use the device but have an alternate SpO2 monitoring device available. In the event of malfunction, book a service. Alternatively it will replace devices under certain circumstances.
For more information, refer to the Therapeutic Goods Administration Australia recall notice. At the time of writing, no recall is listed in New Zealand.