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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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Children’s Tracheostomy Tubes Recalled After Serious Injuries

children's tracheostomy tubes recalledThe FDA recently announced that approximately 70,000 children’s tracheostomy tubes have been recalled by Medtronic after it received hundreds of reports of issues with a recent redesign. The FDA stated that there have at dozen reports of serious injury from the new tubes, which have an angle that is too large for children’s small throats. In some cases the tubes have collapsed, causing a reduction in airflow to the child.

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