Medtronic Announces Recall ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Friday, May 9, 2008

Medtronic Announces Recall

Medtronic, Inc. recently announced that they are initiating a recall. The recall is a voluntary one that is being taken as a precautionary measure relative to selected products that have the Carmeda BioActive surface. These particular devices are used for heart surgeries. Several different products have the Carmeda BioActive surface and are affected including oxygenators, reservoirs, pumps, cannulae, and tubing packs. Patent risk is unknown at the present time. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have received a substantial amount of reports of injury and deaths in patients who have been administered injectable heparin products containing high levels of OSCS. For further details, see full article.

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