Safety Alert for Inspiration LS, and i Series Ventilator Systems

According to Department of Health, this safety alert involved a device in Hong Kong that was produced by eVent Medical.

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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
  • Date
  • Event Date Posted
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Hong Kong data is current through September 2018. All of the data comes from the Department of Health (Hong Kong), 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 data from the U.S. and Hong Kong.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Medical Device Safety Alert
  • Reason
    Medical device safety alert: event medical inspiration ls, and i series ventilator systems the medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency (mhra) of united kingdom has posted a medical device safety alert concerning inspiration ls, and i series ventilator systems manufactured by event medical. all inspiration ventilators i series and ls 12.1" lcd built before 21 january 2015 are affected. according to the manufacturer, a component on the systems power board can fail in a manner which can cause the ventilator to shut down without alarming. this failure could result in death or serious injury to a patient. the manufacturer advises users to discontinue use of the affected ventilators immediately until correction is completed. the manufacturer also advises affected users to take the following actions:- for users who have the ls, 5i, or 7i inspiration ventilator system models subject to this field safety notice, the manufacturer has identified a correction to this issue which requires removal of the potentially faulty component from the power board. for users who have older models that are not the ls, 5i, or 7i model, these ventilators should be taken out of service. these models are no longer supported with spare parts or software versions and should be retired. for details, please refer to the mhra website:https://mhra.Filecamp.Com/public/file/2bog-sl9dth3p if you are in possession of the products, please contact your supplier for necessary actions. posted on 20 october 2015.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Product Description
    Medical Device Safety Alert: eVent Medical Inspiration LS, and i Series Ventilator Systems
  • Manufacturer