October 5, 2021

FDA: Class I recall of Amsorb Plus used to absorb carbon dioxide in anesthesia machines

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on September 23, identified the recall by Armstrong Medical of certain lots of its Amsorb Plus Prefilled G-Can 1.0L canisters as Class I, the most serious.

Amsorb Plus is a chemical substance used in anesthesia machines to absorb carbon dioxide the patient breathes out during anesthesia.

The recall was initiated because of reports that some canisters have difficulties with gas flow that may cause a reduced flow of air to the patient, which may lead to a build-up of carbon dioxide and cause negative health effects.

No deaths or injuries have been reported for this recall.

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