Recall of ResMed Astral 100 & Astral 150 Portable ventilators

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by ResMed (Australia) 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 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: ResMed (NZ) Ltd, 266 Runciman Road, Pukekohe, Auckland
  • Reason
    Resmed has initiated a recall for product correction following a single incident overseas, in which an astral ventilator had been disconnected from a high-dependency patient without an alarm sounding. it was later found that a health professional had disabled all of the alarms that would normally indicate disconnection.
  • Action
    Software to be upgraded


  • Model / Serial
    Model: Astral 100 & Astral 150, Affected: All serial numbers
  • Manufacturer