GE Healthcare on October 16 announced a voluntary field corrective action to address potential safety issues with its Engstrom ventilator and Aespire View, Aisys, and Avance anesthesia machines. The affected units were manufactured in 2013 between April 23 and July 22. According to an FDA news release, clinicians may continue to use the equipment “but should be aware of a potential safety issue involving unresponsive buttons” on the displays.

According to GEHC, it has begun to notify facilities with the affected units that it will correct all affected systems at no cost to customers.