Recall: Covidien pulls ventilator batteries amid defect concerns

April 19, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medical device giant Covidien recalls a series of ventilator batteries over reports that they may emit false alarms and prematurely switch to back-up supplies.

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Massachusetts-based medical device maker Covidien (NYSE:COV) announced a voluntary recall of certain Power Pac batteries distributed with its Newport HT70 and HT70 Plus ventilators, according to an FDA notice.

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