Invacare Perfecto2 V Oxygen Concentrator
Product Model: IRC5PO2VAWL2
Serial numbers: 18BF007341 to 181F024339
(Invacare Australia Pty Ltd - Oxygen concentrators)
What are the defects?
The sound abatement washer may break down resulting in metal on metal wear inside the Pressure Equalisation (PE) valve.
This may lead to high temperatures and overheating, separation of the shroud from the device, and loud noise, and can result in a fire that will shut down the device.
What are the hazards?
If the device shuts down this can cause hypoxemia (low oxygen in the blood) from "loss of use". There is an increased risk of fire, which may result in serious injury and property damage.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should check the model and serial number of their machine to see if their device is affected. Invacare Australia will contact affected users in writing with instructions on how to to make arrangements to replace the PE valve assembly. The replacement of the PE valve assembly will be done within 6 months.
In the interim, consumers should continue to use the device in accordance with its labelling/user manual.
Labelling that accompanies the device instructs the user to always have a backup source of oxygen readily available.
For further information, consumers can contact Invacare Australia on 1800 460 460.
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