Recall of Device Recall BCI 3180 Pulse Oximeter

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Smiths Medical PM, Inc..

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 Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Oximeter - Product Code DQA
  • Reason
    Smiths medical is conducting a voluntary recall of a limited number of medical device ac power cords, manufactured by electri-cord manufacturing co., for use with bci 3180 pulse oximeter(human), 9200 advisor vital signs monitor(human or veterinary), 8400 capnocheck ii capnometer(human or veterinary) and v6400 invasive pressure monitor (veterinary). the affected electri-cord ac power cords are eq.
  • Action
    Consignees were sent a Smiths Medical PM, Inc letter dated January 12, 2010 starting on 1/15/10. The letter was addressed to Risk/Safety Managers, Distributors, Clinicians, Critical Care Physicians, Pediatricians, Pediatric Intensivists, Neonatologists, and Nursing, Clinical/Biomedical Engineering, and Anesthesia Professionals. The letter described the problem and products involved. It provided "Advice on Action to be Taken by the User" and requested the return of the "Urgent Recall Notice Confirmation Form." Customers are advised to monitor affected equipment. To return Power Cords, for questions regarding this Urgent Recall Notice, or to report any issues with these Power Cords, please contact the Smiths Medical Technical Service Department at 1-800-558-2345.


  • Model / Serial
    Power cord # WW3005.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US distribution: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY. Worldwide distribution: Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Taiwan, Ecuador, Norway, Colombia, Brazil, France, Japan, Canada.
  • Product Description
    BCI 3180 Pulse Oximeter uses power cord WW3005 (Electri-Cord Manufacturing Co., 312 E. Main St., Westfield, PA 16950).
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Smiths Medical PM, Inc., N7 W22025 Johnson Dr, Waukesha WI 53186-1856
  • Source