Datascope Recalls Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps Due to Potential Battery Failure

July 24, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Maquet/Datascope is recalling allintra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) due to reports of the batteries failing to hold a charge, stopping unexpectedly and having a shortened run-time. This may cause the device to stop working when being operated by battery only. The FDA issued a recall notice that said if a patient requires life-supporting therapy with an IABP and the device does not work or if therapy is stopped during use due to battery failure, the patient will be at risk of serious injury, including death.