Pending probes into two deadly hospital fires linked to the devices, U.S. authorities say they will not use a batch of Russian ventilators.
The ventilators have been linked to blazes that killed five people in a coronavirus intensive care unit in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, and one at a hospital in Moscow last week. Russian regulators have suspended use of the Aventa-M ventilators nationwide, after they were linked to the fires.
The manufacturers say they have been in use since 2012 without safety concerns. Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern, which controls the company that makes the Aventa-M, urged others not to rush to judgement until investigations had reported back.
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