Recall of Device Recall Espirit Ventilator

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Respironics California 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
    Ventilator, Continuous, Facility Use - Product Code CBK
  • Reason
    Ventilator would spontaneously suspend ventilatory support to patients due to a hardware/software compatibility issue.
  • Action
    Firm technicians and foreign representatives were responsible for updating software on or about 6/1/01.


  • Model / Serial
    All Codes.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Egypt, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Panama, Philipines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam.
  • Product Description
    Espirit Ventilator, Model V1000 || Continuous Ventilator with Respiratory Mechanics
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Respironics California Inc, 2271 Cosmos Ct, Carlsbad CA 92009-1517
  • Source