Health product recall

Zeus IE Anesthesia Workstation (2019-03-11)

Starting date:
March 11, 2019
Posting date:
April 5, 2019
Type of communication:
Medical Device Recall
Medical Device
Hazard classification:
Type II
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Medical Devices
General Public, Healthcare Professionals, Hospitals
Identification number:

Last updated: 2019-04-05

Affected Products

Zeus IE Anesthesia Workstation


Cases have been reported where the gas measurement of Zeus IE Anesthesia workstations became inactive. Draeger analysis revealed that the deactivations were caused by a too strict supervision of the sample gas pumps which are used in the gas measurement modules. As the characteristic of the pump changes with their usage time, the supervision system deactivates the gas measurement and a corresponding alarm message appears. Consequently, the probability of a gas measurement deactivation is correlated with the total usage time of the sample gas pumps. Long-term tests clearly indicate that the gas measurement is reliable for approximately 7 months assuming an average runtime of 84 hours per week. From that point on the probability of a deactivation increases beyond initial estimations.

Affected products

Zeus IE Anesthesia Workstation

Lot or serial number

More than 10 numbers, contact manufacturer.

Model or catalog number
  • MK04000

Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA

Moislinger Allee 53-55