The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I Recall for the OxyTOTE portable oxygen unit, a medical device used to help patients breathe while they are traveling. When mishandled or dropped, the oxygen system can ignite and burst, causing serious injury or death.
Free OxyTOTE Portable Oxygen System Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by an OxyTOTE oxygen unit, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
Manufactured by the Western/Scott Fetzer Company, the OxyTOTE system dispenses oxygen at prescribed flow rates for therapeutic purposes to patients on the go. Pressurized oxygen is stored in a container and administered to the patient via nostril tubes or mask. OxyTOTE devices are primarily used in hospitals, nursing homes and medical clinics.
What’s the Problem?
According to the FDA recall notice, OxyTOTE oxygen systems can ignite when mishandled or dropped, causing internal flash fires and the canister to burst. The manufacturer has received at least 2 reports of the device malfunctioning, resulting in 1 injury and 1 death.
When the injury occurred, the portable oxygen unit was dropped from 4 feet. In the fatality, the gas cylinder wasn’t dropped, but set down by the victim’s side.
Which Products are Affected by the Recall?
A total of 161,674 OxyTOTE portable oxygen system regulators and valve integrated pressure regulators are affected by this recall. The devices were manufactured and distributed from Jan. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2014. Click here for a complete list of lot and model numbers affected.
If you or someone you love is in possession of any OxyTOTE, oxyQuik or AirTOTE product, you should review the instructions to see if the device is affected by the recall. If it is, you should contact the supplier or medical gas provider for further instructions.
Do I Have an OxyTOTE Portable Oxygen System Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in OxyTOTE Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free OxyTOTE Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured by a portable oxygen system, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.