Recall of Device Recall BCI Remote Alarm Cable Normally Open /Normally Closed

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

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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 1
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
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  • 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
    Analyzer, gas, carbon-dioxide, gaseous-phase - Product Code CCK
  • Reason
    In rare instances, the bci¿ remote alarm cables (bci¿ cable) are not transferring alarms when used with some remote nurse alarm systems.
  • Action
    Smiths Medical sent an "Urgent Medical Device Field Safety Notice-Recall" letter dated February 96, 2013 via UPS to all affected customers. The letter described the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to inspect their inventory and remove all affected devices from use, complete and return the attached "Confirmation Form", by fax to 1-800-237-8033 or email to The letter stated that a Customer representative will contact customers with instructions for returning affected products for replacement or credit. For questions contact Smiths Medical's Customer Service Department at 10-800-258-5361.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: WW3398NO0820, WW3398NO0847, WW3398NO0948, WW3398NC0822, WW3398NC0847, WW3398NC0947.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    USA Nationwide Distribution - including the states of: CO, IL, IN, MA, SC and WI.
  • Product Description
    Smiths Medical, BCI¿ Remote Alarm Cable (Normally Open & Normally Closed), Reorder Numbers: WW3398NO & WW3398NC. For use with respiration carbon dioxide measurement equipment. Product Usage: The BCI¿ Remote Alarm Cable is designed for use with the 9004 Capnocheck¿ Capnography (Plus or Sleep) system to transfer alarm signals from the Capnocheck¿ Capnography system to a remote alarm system. The BCI¿ Remote Alarm Cable and the 9004 Capnocheck¿ Capnography systems are intended for use in all critical environments including ventilatory applications, patient transport, and anesthesia.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Smiths Medical ASD, Inc., 1265 Grey Fox Rd, Saint Paul MN 55112-6929
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source