Recall of Bard Arctic Sun 5000 Temperature Management System

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Bard Australia Pty Ltd.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class II
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Bard medical division (bmd) has identified that the arctic sun 5000 temperature management system with certain serial numbers may contain electronic components that lead to a premature drainage of the internal control panel coin cell battery. the exhausted battery will prevent the arctic sun temperature management system control panel from launching software and initiating operation. this presents a potentially serious issue since the system is used to control patient temperatures within a pre-set range and has the potential of not being available to provide therapy when needed.The issue identified however does not affect an arctic sun 5000 once it is successfully powered up since the batteries are no long being called upon and the unit is operating on mains power.
  • Action
    The sponsor is advising the user that if the device is currently in clinical use, it can continue to be used without concern for this failure. The battery drainage issue only occurs when the unit is off and in stand-by mode. The sponsor will arrange for a technician to come to the user's facility for the evaluation and potential replacement of the affected electronic components. This action has been closed-out on 26/08/2016.


  • Model / Serial
    Bard Arctic Sun 5000 Temperature Management System Serial numbers: 1255, 2325, 2515, 2530, 2643, 2650, 2722, 2755, 2780, 2781, 5157, 5178, 5181, 5240, 5374, 5459, 5461, 5232. ARTG Number: 150422
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