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More Than 40,000 Catheters Recalled


Two types of catheter models produced by Abbott Laboratories were recently recalled due to potentially severe safety issues. The two catheters are the NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter and the NC Traveler Coronary Dilatation Catheter. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defined them as Class I recalls, which is the most serious » Read More

Insulin Pump Recall Leads to Deaths


According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Medtronic insulin pumps are facing a recall due to a flood of over 26,000 reported malfunctions. The malfunction led to thousands of injuries and at least one death. Ultimately, Medtronic is recalling over 300,000 insulin pumps as part of the Class I recall. Affected products include » Read More

Understanding Defective Medical Device Recalls


Medical device recalls are a way for manufacturers to remove a device that is not deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Staying informed about medical device recalls is important for users, since the recall might indicate that a medical device can cause injury or death. What is a Recall? A medical device » Read More

Biggest Medical Device Recalls of 2019


Every year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as other companies, issue medical device and medication recalls that affect millions of patients. Although efforts are made to contact patients and providers, there are cases where the recall messages do not reach those who need to receive it. There has been a slew of » Read More