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April 20, 2016: Medtronic Recalls for Battery Pack in Patient Monitors

Medtronic Monitor Battery Recall

By means of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Medtronic issued a recall of the battery pack found in their Covidien Oridion labeled Capnostream™20 and Capnostream™20p Patient Monitors.

A capnostream monitor is an external medical device used to monitor a patients’ respiratory status. Due to a defect in the battery manufacturing, the device suffers an increased risk of thermal damage.

Defect in Manufacturing May Lead to Thermal Damage

So far, out of the 9,817 battery packs impacted by this recall, Medtronic has received seven reports of thermal damage, one of which involved a fire resulting in smoke inhalation and minor burns.

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Details of Medtronic Monitor Battery Recall

The scope of this recall includes battery pack model numbers 016400 and 010520. These packs were manufactured by a contract manufacturer between April 2014 and February 2016.

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