All the reports received so far from Hospira and Abbott have involved AC power cords with a black plastic bridge manufactured by the Electri-cord Manufacturing Company. FDA is aware that Electri-cord has supplied the affected power cords to other medical device manufacturers. The agency is now attempting to determine which devices may be equipped with these cords.
FDA recommends that all users of medical devices, either in healthcare facilities or in the home, closely monitor the wear and tear on the electric cords used to power these devices. This vigilance is especially important in oxygen rich environments, in which electrical sparking and arcing may trigger a fire.
Read the MedWatch safety summary, including a link to the FDA Initial Communication.