GE Ventilators Recalled for Anesthesia Overdose Risk

General Electric is recalling its Aestiva/5 7900 Ventilator due to a potential safety issue that could result in an overdose of anesthesia, according to an FDA report.

The ventilator's two vaporizers could deliver an anesthetic simultaneously, possibly causing low blood pressure, irregular breathing and a lowered heart rate. The discovery prompted a Class 1 recall of the devices.

Aestiva/5 7900 was initially approved by the FDA in April 2000.

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