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Recall: Nidek pulls oxygen concentrators over nursing home fires | Regulatory Roundup

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 4:26pm
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Oxygen devices maker Nidek recalls its Mark5 Nuvo products after receiving reports of fires in residences and nursing homes.

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 House, nursing home fires spur Nidek oxygen concentrator recall
Alabama-based oxygen devices maker Nidek Medical pulled its Mark5 Nuvo oxygen concentrators off of shelves after receiving reports of fires in homes and nursing homes, according to an FDA release.

The company pulled 8 Mark 5 models after finding that a capacitor component in some devices failed and "resulted in residential and nursing home fires," as well as failing to provide oxygen.

The recall has been given "Class I" status from the FDA, reserved for the highest risk recalls that are likely to result in patient injury or death.

The oxygen concentrator devices are not considered life-supporting, and no injuries have been reported to date, according to the release.
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