GE Healthcare, LLC Recalls Giraffe Infant Warmers and Panda i-Res Infant Warmers Due to Bedside Panels and Latch Areas Cracking or Breaking

GE Healthcare is recalling the Giraffe and Panda i-Res Infant Warmers because the bedside panels and latch areas of the warmers can crack or break if the unit is moved using the bedside panels instead of the front or rear maneuvering handle (see figures below). If an infant comes in contact with a bedside panel with a cracked or broken latch, the panel can disengage and fall open, no longer protecting the infant from falling from the warmer.

The firm has received a total of 338 complaints related to bedside panels/latches. This includes two infants who fell from warmers and fractured their skulls. There were no deaths reported.

For more information visit FDA : https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/medical-device-recalls/ge-healthcare-llc-recalls-giraffe-infant-warmers-and-panda-i-res-infant-warmers-due-bedside-panels?utm_campaign=2019-07-12%20GE%20Healthcare%2C%20LLC%20Recalls%20Giraffe%20Infant%20Warmers%20and%20Panda%20i-Res%20Infant%20Warmers&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua