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Takata Airbags Not Being Replaced Fast Enough

NHTSA says Takata airbags not being replaced fast enoughWhat started with just over 10 million vehicles from a few manufacturers would expand over the next four years to involve over 100 million vehicles from 19 separate automakers. Of those, the United States would see 69 million recalls on its own as faulty Takata airbags have killed more than 20 people around the world and led to the largest recall in US automotive history.

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More Bad News at Cook as Heart Catheter Recall Expands

recall at cook medical expandsLawsuits and complaints filed against Cook Medical over IVC filter failures have plagued the company for several years. However, IVC filters aren’t the only devices that the medical device manufacturer produces. Nor are they the only devices that are likely causing serious legal problems for the company.

An angiographic catheter is a device that is used to thread its way into a patient’s heart for the purpose of injecting various dyes and ...

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MicroPort Hip Implant Gets Class I Recall

chinese hip implant subject of class 1 recallThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall for a hip implant device manufactured by Chinese company MicroPort Orthopedics. According to the agency, it was found that the Profemur Long Cobalt Chrome 8 Degree Varus/Valgus Modular Neck, used in hip replacement systems, could fracture after implantation, leading to complications such as sudden pain, instability, and difficulty walking and performing common tasks.

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IKEA Recalls Children’s Nightlight Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

ikea nightlights recalledIkea has recently issued a nationwide recall of a nightlight it sold across the U.S. and Canada. The company issued the recall after being notified of at least one incident and has subsequently asked that all consumers cease use of the device. A report published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission gives the details of the recall instructions and the options available for those affected by the recall.

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Cook Catheters Receive Class I Recall

cook catheters receive Class I recallGlobal medical device manufacturer Cook Medical has issued a Class I recall of its Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters. According to a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) communication, the tips of the catheters may split or separate from the device, leading to serious injury or even death.

In addition to catheters, Cook is well known for its Celect and Gunther Tulip inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. These devices, which ...

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Medtronic Issues Worldwide Recall of Covidien Shiley Tracheostomy Tubes

recall issued for tracheostomy tubesIreland-based medical device company Medtronic has issued a worldwide recall of certain lots of its Covidien Shiley neonatal and pediatric tracheostomy tubes. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Medtronic announced on May 8 that it had begun “notifying hospitals and distributors worldwide that affected lots of its Covidien Shiley(TM) tracheostomy tubes were formed with a wider-angle bend than standard models manufactured after November 29, 2012.”

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