Bayer—DC Power Cables Used with Medrad Veris MR Vital Signs Monitors: May Short, Potentially Resulting in Melting of the Cable Jacket

May 1, 2013 | Risk Management News

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ECRI Institute’s complete weekly summary of medical device hazard and recall information is available in ECRI Institute’s Health Devices Alerts(HDA). For more information about HDA, contact us at clientservices@ecri.org.

In an April 15, 2013, Urgent Medical Device Component Recall letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Bayer states that when the DC power supply is connected to AC power (wall outlet) and the power cables below, the DC power cables below may heat excessively and short, potentially resulting in the cable jacket heating and/or melting. Bayer states that it has received no reports of patient injury associated with this problem.

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