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Bassinet warmer involved in fire recalled by company

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, September 1, 2009

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A medical equipment company has issued a voluntary recall of a line of infant bassinet warmers, stemming from a 2008 flash fire that burned a newborn.

In its July 20 recall, Draeger Medical, Inc.—which is based in Germany and has U.S. offices in Telford, PA—targets Stabilet infant warmer models 200, 300, 1250, 1500, 200/3000, 2000, 2200/3200, 3000, and 3200.

Draeger wants hospitals with Stabilets to take the following actions: Remove the models from service and replace them with alternative warmers, if available.

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