Aortic Balloon Catheter Pumps Recalled

Reports say a defective fan may become overheated and shut down the Maquet Datascope Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Pump without sounding any warning alarm, and ultimately injuring patients. Due to that possibility, Maquet Datascope Corporation notified customers that representatives would replace power supplies on affected devices.

The Class I recall – the most serious type of recall as judged by the FDA -- involves some models of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps manufactured between 2008 and 2010.

For the exact specifications of pumps, Maquet Technical Support Department can be reached at 1.800.777.4222; or through the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program at

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