BMDI—MAXAIR Systems Helmets: Electronic Chip May Fail, Causing Loss of Power and Functionality

November 9, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In a letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Bio-Medical Devices (BMDI) states that an electronic chip on the circuit board in the above systems may fail on attempted power up or during use. BMDI also states that the affected chip was obsoleted by its manufacturer. BMDI states that if the chip were to fail in the helmets, loss of...

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