Medical device manufacturer Draeger Medical has initiated a voluntary recall of Stabilet Infant Warmer models 200, 300, 1250, 1500, 200/3000, 2000, 2200/3200, 3000, and 3200 from service and recommends replacement as soon as feasible.
Service support for the warmers, which were manufactured until 1998, was discontinued in 2003. The recall is related to a 2008 fire in neonatal unit of a Minnesota hospital; an independent ECRI investigation determined a Hill-Rom Stabilet warmer was the likely cause of the fire.
In 2004, Dräger acquired the Stabilet product line of radiant infant warmers from Hill-Rom.
The company recommends hospitals immediately begin planning to remove and replace the warmers, and limit use of the referenced models to patients not requiring O2, as enrichment may increase the risk of fire. Additionally, hospitals should inform all potential users of this restriction and clearly mark referenced units accordingly.
For more information, contact Mike Kelhart at (800) 543-5047 ext 2349. A recall notification, available on the company’s Web site, is being sent out to all known current users.