Product Recalls

Invacare Platinum Oxygen Concentrator

URGENT RECALL FOR PRODUCT CORRECTION

Model Number : IRC9LXO2AWQ , IRC5LX02AW, IRC5LXAW, ARTG 144033.

Invacare has recently identified a supplier quality issue that potentially impacts certain Invacare® Platinum concentrators. This letter is to provide you with the important information concerning the potential for a ruptured compressor motor start/run capacitor.

Invacare has become aware of five reported instances in the European Union in which the capacitor, an internal electrical component of the concentrator, ruptured which results in a potential fire hazard. In two of those instances, the ruptured capacitor expelled its oily components and caught fire inside the concentrator, and in one unit burned through the outer plastic shroud of the concentrator. In both cases the fire was extinguished quickly without assistance from the professional fire department. There were no injuries reported in any of the five instances. What is the problem?

Invacare has learned that the PSI (Pressure Sensitive Interrupter) design for the compressor motor start/run capacitor by one supplier could lead to rupture. That capacitor in the oxygen concentrator has an internal pressure relief component (the PSI) which may not operate as intended permitting the capacitor to rupture in certain circumstances. If the PSI does not function to relieve the heat and pressure due to a short circuit within the capacitor, then the pressure can cause a rupture in the seam between the housing and the end plate. If the rupture occurs, the oil may be expelled from the capacitor which may result in a fire hazard. These capacitors were utilized in production from March 2010 to August 2012 at one of our manufacturing sites.

Please contact - Invacare recall support at 1800 814 367 or email to recalls@invacare.com.au