FDA Recalls Unsterile Hospital Equipment

December 2, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for medical products distributed to hospitals nationwide that may have suffered a compromise in sterility. This compromise could result in infection or even death for hospital patients.  The products in question were supposed to be transported in sealed, sterile plastic pouches. The pouches have been found to have weak or defective seals, leaving the equipment susceptible to contact with any number of germs.

The following devices are among those affected by this recall:

  • Surgical Sealant Dispenser – an instrument for the application of certain liquids.
  • Micromedics Nasal Septal Button – a tool used for the nonsurgical closure of an opening in the septum of the nose.
  • Orthological Ventilation Tubes – an implant used to supply ventilation to the inner ear.

The above-listed items were distributed between February 15, 2010, and March 4, 2010, to hospitals nationwide. The use of any of the contaminated products is prohibited in any hospital.  Customers (and hospital risk managers) are advised to check their models against the complete model number list, which can be found on the FDA website.

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