Recall of Draeger Monitor AC3000 Spring Arm

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Draegerwerk AG & Co KGaA.

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 Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, 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 New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: Draeger New Zealand Ltd, Unit 4, 24 Bishop Dunn Place, East Tamaki, Auckland 2013
  • Reason
    Manufacturer has become aware of a case in which the monitor or support bracket has detached from the joint pin at the bottom of the height adjustable ac3000 spring arm and fallen down together with the monitor until it was only held by the electrical cable connections. no one was injured but a falling monitor support has the potential to cause personal injury if the event was repeated. an inspection of a further seven monitor brackets in the same hospital identified severe wear on the ring groove responsible for the joint pin.
  • Action
    Product to be modified