GE—Monica Novii Wireless Patch Systems: Prolonged Charging May Lead to Battery Damage and Excess Heat, Potentially Causing Fire, Charring, Smoke, or Sparking
May 10, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Health System
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In an April 28, 2017, Urgent Medical Device Correction letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, GE states that prolonged, continuous charging of the above systems while unattended and not in clinical use for days or weeks may lead to pod battery damage and excess heat, potentially resulting in fire, charring, smoking, and sparking, which may cause thermal injury. GE also states that it has received no...