Medical device shortage: Puritan Bennett 980 series ventilator

The Puritan Bennett 980 series ventilator is currently reported as a medical device shortage through the Interim Order to help prevent or alleviate shortages in relation to COVID-19. For a full list of shortages, refer to the medical device shortages: list of shortages.

Posted on 2020-04-17

Type of report

Actual medical device shortage

Name of medical device (including any component, accessory, consumable material or part that is in shortage, including the model name) if applicable

Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilator

Other names (for example trade name), if applicable

PB980 Acute Care Ventilator

Package description (for example, packaging formats, sizes, quantities)

1 ventilator = 1 pallet

Class of medical device (I, II, III or IV), if known

Class III

Device identifier(s) (for example, serial number, catalogue number, part number, model number, or unique device identifier)


Medical device licence number (for Class II, III and IV), if known


Single use product


Importers that have reported the shortage (Names of importers listed who have reported the shortage separately from the manufacturer or who are reporting on behalf of the manufacturer in a delegated capacity), if applicable

Medtronic Canada ULC (Quebec)

Manufacturer’s name

Covidien LLC, Also known as Medtronic

Manufacturer’s mailing address

15 Hampshire Street
Mansfield, Massachusetts
United States – 02048

Reason for shortage

Global demand due to the COVID19 pandemic has surpassed production capacity

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