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FDA Recalled 5 Medical Devices in One Week

Posted on in Defective Medical Devices

Every year, the FDA recalls medical devices that are deemed unsafe or that don't function properly. In 2012, 50 medical devices were recalled throughout the year, and 2013 is no different. Early in May, five medical devices were recalled.

On May 1st, two different medical devices were recalled. The first was from Hospira Inc. The GemStar Infusion System was recalled. It is used in intravenous, arterial, subcutaneous, short-term epidural infusion and parental administration of general IV fluids, medications, nutritional foods and blood products, according to the FDA. It can be used in the home or hospital. It was recalled because of battery leakage.

The second medical device that was recalled was from Newport Medical Instruments, Inc. The HT70 and HT70 Plus Ventilators were recalled because it went into internal backup battery sooner than expected. They are used to provide positive pressure mechanical ventilator support.

Three medical devices were recalled on May 7th.

  • Cardinal Health had to recall various Presource Kits Containing a Pre-Assembled Anesthesia Circuit. They are used to provide respiratory support. It was recalled because the filter may contain plastic packaging on one or more components.
  • Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Lead Kits were recalled because there was potential damage due to the use of the lead cap provided in the kits. The Lead Kits are used to deliver electrical stimulation to selected targets in the brain.
  • Lastly, the Ventilator Battery Module from Maquet SERVO-i was recalled because some of the batteries have a shorter battery run time than expected. They are used to operate the SERVO-I ventilator during intra-hospital transportation.

Many medical devices have been recalled already in 2013. If a defected medical device has affected you or anyone you know, contact an Illinois defective medical devices lawyer. You may be eligible for compensation for any injuries or losses due to a defective device. Call an experienced Illinois defective medical device attorney today.

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