hygroscopic condenser humidifier

hy·gro·scop·ic con·den·ser hu·mid·i·fi·er

(hī'grō-skop'ik kŏn-den'sĕr hyū-mid'i-fī-ĕr)
A passive humidification device that works by collecting heat and moisture on exhalation and returning it to inhaled gas.
Synonym(s): artificial nose.
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In April 2011, Vital Signs Devices, a GE Healthcare Company, initiated a voluntary worldwide field correction of the Vital Signs Hygroscopic Condenser Humidifier (HCH)/Anesthesia Breathing Circuit.
All affected Hygroscopic Condenser Humidifier and Anesthesia Breathing Circuits with affected Hygroscopic Condenser Humidifiers are being replaced.
Teleflex Medical has announced a worldwide voluntary recall initiated on March 19, 2010, affecting certain lot numbers of the Teleflex Medical AQUA+FLEX Hygroscopic Condenser Humidifier (HCH) (catalog number 1570) a passive humidifier indicated for use to effectively warm and humidify inspired gas during mechanical ventilation.