Why is product safety critical for respiratory ventilators during the COVID-19 global pandemic?

With the increased need for ventilators due to COVID-19, manufactures are ramping up production to meet the soaring demand but are still falling short. Industrial heavyweights such as Ford, GM, Tesla, Dyson, and others have responded to the call by governments to address the ventilator shortage problem. Many have joined forces with MedTech manufacturers to convert their production facilities to assemble parts for ventilators.