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Author:  Broken Eyes [ Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Bausch & Lomb laser catches on fire

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/c ... _ID=949589

Event Date 10/18/2007
Event Type Malfunction Patient Outcome Required Intervention;
Event Description

During a regular repair visit, the field service engineer opened the laser head containment cover and found one of the cables was burning. He closed the cover and the fire was extinguished. There were no patients present at the time, and there were no injuries to the engineer or the facility staff.

Manufacturer Narrative

The fire was caused by the improper mounting of the high voltage cable to the laserhead during a previous field service.

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