Recall of Resmed Astral Batteries and Battery Packs

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
    There have been a small number of occurrences (<0.1%) where an internal electrical fault has led to ventilation ceasing without either of the low battery alarms being activated. in all of these cases the total power failure alarm is activated as intended. this fault has also been reported with the astral external battery, however there have been no reports of cessation of ventilation.
  • Action
    Product to be exchanged


  • Model / Serial
    Model: , Affected: All Astral External Batteries, All Astral battery packs
  • Manufacturer