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Safety Alert: Draeger Medical VentStar and ID Breathing Circuits and Anesthesia Sets

January 28, 2019

Draegar Medical is recalling its disposable VentStar and ID Breathing Circuits and Anesthesia Sets due to a risk of the devices being incorrectly assembled, resulting in a short circuit in the breathing hose. If the breathing hose is short circuited, the patient will not receive the expected ventilation. Lack of ventilation may result in irreversible patient harm, up to and including severe hypoxia and death.

The following model/item numbers are impacted:

  • MP00349, MP00350, MP00351, MP00352, MP00361, MP00374 (VentStar Circuits and Anesthesia Sets)
  • MP01341, MP01348, MP01350 (ID Circuits and Anesthesia Sets)
  • Manufacturing Dates: January 2016 to November 2018
  • Distribution Dates: April 2016 to December 2018


Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Medical Device Recalls. Draeger Medical Recalls Breathing Circuits and Anesthesia Sets. January 25, 2019. Available at: click here. Accessed January 28, 2019.