After hundreds of complaints and 8 babies who suffered skull fractures or other injuries, GE Healthcare recalled all Panda i-Res and Giraffe infant warmer beds because the bedside panels and safety latches can break.
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UPDATE: GE Issues Another Class 1 Recall for Giraffe Incubators, Warming Beds
In December 2019, the FDA issued another Class 1 recall for nearly 23,000 Giraffe Incubators, Giraffe OmniBeds, and Carestations after 6 reports of infants who fell out and suffered skull fractures, hematoma or edema. No deaths were reported.
The recalled incubators and warming beds were manufactured from April 2008 and September 2019. The problem is that the clear plastic bedside panels can look closed when they are not latched.
Infant warmer beds are used in hospitals to keep babies warm by radiating infrared heat. The Panda i-Res Infant Warmer is typically used in Labor & Delivery units. The Giraffe Infant Warmer is typically used in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
Infant Warmer Recall
In July 2019, GE Healthcare issued a Class 1 recall for all models of the Panda i-Res and Giraffe infant warmer bed due to a risk of severe injury or death to a newborn baby.
What is the Problem?
The beds have maneuvering handles, but in many cases healthcare workers were pulling on the plastic bedside panels to move the beds — which each weigh about 100 kg or 220 lbs — causing the panels or the safety latches to crack or break open.
If an infant comes in contact with a bedside panel with a broken latch, the panel can open unexpectedly and the infant can fall out of the bed and suffer injuries.
How Many Babies Were Injured?
GE Healthcare has received at least 338 consumer complaints, including 2 reports of babies who fell out of the bed and suffered skull fractures.
What Infant Warmers Were Recalled?
GE Healthcare recalled all Giraffe Infant Warmers and Panda i-Res Infant Warmers that were manufactured and distributed between October 2007 and February 2019 with Model Numbers 2063568-001-XXXXXX, 2063570-001-XXXXXX, M1112198-XXXXXX, M1118179-XXXXXX.
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