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Correspondence  |   December 2003
Severe ADU Desflurane Vaporizing Unit Malfunction: In Reply:—
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  • Datex-Ohmeda Division, Instrumentarium AB, Stockholm, Sweden.
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Correspondence
Correspondence   |   December 2003
Severe ADU Desflurane Vaporizing Unit Malfunction: In Reply:—
Anesthesiology 12 2003, Vol.99, 1460. doi:
Anesthesiology 12 2003, Vol.99, 1460. doi:
In Reply:—
This article is related to a particular customer complaint reported to us on March 17, 2003. We investigated the Fresh Gas Control Unit related to the report and identified the root cause as being a malfunction in the one-way valve. The corrective action for this customer was to install a replacement Fresh Gas Control Unit, including a new one-way valve. As a preventive action, we have initiated an investigation aiming to evaluate if this was an individual component failure or a potential systematic issue.