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 has recalled the Alive ECG App 2.1.2 for its mobile phone-enabled AliveCor Heart Monitor electrocardiogram.
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.
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.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics' device measuring bacteria to determine antibiotic treatment was recalled because of misreported results.
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.
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.
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.
The FDA approved Covidien's fixes to the manufacturing process of its recalled Pipeline Embolization Device and Alligator Retrieval Device for treating brain aneurysms.
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.