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FDA weighs in on Intuitive Surgical recall of da Vinci vessel sealer due to inadequate grasping

The FDA issued a pair of Class II recall notices on Feb. 24 for the EndoWrist One Vessel Sealer. The agency said the device may "exhibit interference in the back of the instrument grips due to manufacturing variability in some jaws." 

AliveCor's new heart monitoring app crashes, recalled by company

AliveCor has recalled the Alive ECG App 2.1.2 for its mobile phone-enabled AliveCor Heart Monitor electrocardiogram.

FDA announces recall of nearly 16M Teleflex humidifiers due to presence of foreign material

The FDA announced a massive, worldwide recall of nearly 16 million of Teleflex Medical's Aquapak humidifiers due to a faulty accessory that may contain foreign materials that look like black particles.

Days after permanent injunction, Maquet is whacked with an FDA recall over product it distributes

The woes of German medical device maker Maquet Holding continue. Just days after the Department of Justice slapped it with a permanent injunction due to product safety issues, the FDA rapped its Servo Humidifier 163 with two Class I recalls.

Class I recall for Siemens bacterial infection tests

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics' device measuring bacteria to determine antibiotic treatment was recalled because of misreported results.

Natura Pet issues 8-state voluntary recall of cat food; Canada included

Natura Pet Products issued a voluntary recall of some of its EVO dry cat and dry ferret food, citing a formulation error that resulted in insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.

Packaging, software issues account for 40% of medical device recalls, report finds

The Q3 2014 Stericycle Recall Index highlights the complexities of medical device recalls in a global economy. With greater technology comes greater responsibility to consumers, and recalls that span different countries and continents add to companies' challenges. Packaging and software issues accounted for 40% of recalls that the Index covered.

UPDATE: Mars Petcare expands recall for Pedigree dog food into more states

Mars Petcare has issued a voluntary recall for 22 bags of its Pedigree dog food that may contain small metal fragments and were sold at Dollar General stores in four states.

FDA allows Covidien to restart manufacturing of two recalled devices

The FDA approved Covidien's fixes to the manufacturing process of its recalled Pipeline Embolization Device and Alligator Retrieval Device for treating brain aneurysms.

Physicians weigh in on J&J power morcellator recall

Days after Johnson & Johnson pulled its devices for minimally invasive hysterectomies from the global market, physicians are shedding light on alternative surgical methods and questioning the recall's implications for women undergoing the procedure.