Safety Alert for Anesthesia system Flow-I

According to National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), this safety alert involved a device in Colombia that was produced by Maquet Critical Care AB.

What is this?

Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
  • Event ID
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  • Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Colombian data is current through June 2019. All of the data comes from the National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), 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 Colombia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    The manufacturer reports that it has detected the generation of the alarm te63 / 64 (with error code 201) during some circumstances, when the biomedical equipment interprets that the internal communication does not work as expected, this false alarm causes the vaporizer to be deactivated due to timing issues between two subsystems, leading to the potential occurrence of adverse events on patients.


  • Model / Serial
    FLOW ANESTHESIA SYSTEM - I - MAQUET, software versions 4.1.
  • Product Description
    Intended for the administration of anesthesia while controlling the complete ventilation of patients with no ability to breathe, as well as in the support of patients with limited ability to breathe.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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