BD—Schuco and KNF Neuberger Vacuum Pumps Used with PrepStain Slide Processors: May Emit Alcohol Vapor, Potentially Creating a Flammable Atmosphere in Enclosed Spaces

November 7, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In a June 2011 letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, BD states that the vacuum pumps below may emit alcohol vapor during normal operation, potentially creating a flammable atmosphere if the pump is kept in an enclosed space (e.g., a cabinet). The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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