Recalls


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    Medtronic recalls 22,000 hemodialysis catheters for potential hub defect

    The FDA reported two injuries tied to the problem, which could cause leaks across the tubes of the implanted catheters and produce blood clots.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    LivaNova recalls circulatory support device for software fix

    The update is intended to fix a malfunction that could cause its LifeSPARC pump to stop working. 

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Philips will cut 6,000 more jobs to reduce costs after company swung to net loss in Q4

    New CEO Roy Jakobs said Philips has been spreading its resources too thinly and “can't and won't be selling everything everywhere anymore.”

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Medtronic asks HVAD users to return batteries with welding defects

    The recall is one of several related to battery issues after the heart pump was pulled from the market.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Olympus gets two FDA warning letters over safety of reprocessed endoscopes

    The regulator said the companies didn’t adequately test the device assembly process and waited too long to report problems from complaints.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Philips’ studies argue recalled DreamStation CPAP machines unlikely to harm patients’ health

    In a briefing on testing of the machines, Philips said exposure to degraded foam used to soundproof the devices is unlikely to harm patients.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    The 10 biggest medtech stories of 2022

    MedTech Dive reporting this year has explored how companies maintained momentum even amid supply shortages and rising inflation rates.

    By MedTech Dive staff • Dec. 3, 2022
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    Medtronic’s HVAD system recalled again amid driveline cover problems

    New issues have continued to surface with the problem-plagued device even after Medtronic pulled it from the market last year.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Philips respirator recall reaches 260 reported deaths, FDA says

    The agency has received 90,000 medical device reports related to foam problems with Philips’ recalled sleep apnea devices and ventilators.

    By Updated Nov. 23, 2022
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    Philips’ ventilator woes grow as FDA issues alert over replacement foam

    Replacement noise reduction material in Trilogy ventilators can block the air inlet and let trace amounts of particulate matter into the air pathway.

    By Nov. 18, 2022