Tag: Product recall

FDA announces urgent chest drain recall

Editor's Note The FDA has announced a recall of the Atrium Express Dry Suction Dry Seal Chest Drain, a disposable device used to remove air and/or fluid from the chest cavity or mediastinum and to aid in lung expansion and breathing. The drain is being recalled by maker Maquet Cardiovascular,…

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By: Brita Belli
February 9, 2024
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FDA updates safety recall of certain saline, sterile water medical products

Editor's Note The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 24 updated its safety recall communication from November 6 to add to the voluntary recalls of saline and sterile water medical products associated with Nurse Assist, LLC. The FDA recall notice lists various water-based medical products manufactured by Nurse…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
January 31, 2024
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Superpotency concerns spur recall of IV bags for vancomycin, phenylephrine, and fentanyl

Editor's Note:  Englewood, Colo,-based Leiters Health is voluntarily recalling 33 lots of vancomycin, phenylephrine, and fentanyl IV bags due to concerns that they may contain twice the labeled amount of drug, according to a January 8 safety alert from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “The semi-automated IV bag…

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By: Matt Danford
January 11, 2024
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FDA: Class I recall of Mallinckrodt One-Way Valve, 22F x 22M

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on September 12, identified the recall by Mallinckrodt Manufacturing of its One-Way Valve, 22F x 22M, as Class I, the most serious. The recall was issued because the devices are not opening properly, which prevents or reduces the flow of ventilated air…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 13, 2023
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FDA: Class I recall of Cardiosave Hybrid, Rescue IABPs

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on August 31, identified the recall by Getinge/Maquet/Datasocpe of its Cardiosave Hybrid and Rescue Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps (IABPs) as Class I, the most serious. The FDA posted four recalls for four separate reasons: Because they may overheat when the device’s internal temperature…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 5, 2023
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FDA: Class I recall of certain Hamilton ventilators

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on August 30, identified the recall by Hamilton Medical of its HAMILTON-C1, C2, C3, and T1 ventilators as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of software issues that may cause the ventilators to stop without notice. There have…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 31, 2023
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FDA: Class I recall of Draeger Carina Sub-Acute Care Ventilators

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on August 23, identified the recall by Draeger Medical of its Carina Sub-Acute Care Ventilators as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of the presence of contaminants in the device’s airpath. The contaminants exceed acceptable levels if the…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 24, 2023
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FDA: Class I recall of labeling for Impella RP Flex with SmartAssist

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on August 17, identified the recall by Abiomed of the labeling for its Impella RP Flex with Smart Assist System Catheter as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because the catheters’ instructions for use did not appropriately address precautions…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 21, 2023
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FDA: Class I recall of certain Philips Respironics ventilators

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on August 14, identified the recall by Philips Respironics of its Trilogy Evo, Evo 02, EV300, and Evo Universal Ventilators as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated after detecting dust and dirt from the environment in the air path…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 15, 2023
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FDA: Class I recall of Cardiosave Hybrid, Rescue IABPs

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on August 10, identified the recall by Datascope/Maquet/Getinge of its Cardiosave Hybrid and Rescue Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps (IABPs) as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because the pumps may shut down unexpectedly due to electrical failures in the Power…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 11, 2023
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