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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Medical Devices

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Patient Alerts (Devices)

A Patient Alert was an important message to the health care community describing a risk associated with the use of a medical device and providing recommendations to avoid or reduce the risk.  They were published until 2010 when they were replaced with Safety Communications

Please see the Safety Communication section for the most current Medical Device Safety information. 

Also available: information on recalls and additional FDA safety information from MedWatch.



The following documents have been designated "Archived" because they were released over 2 years ago or because they have been updated with new information.


List of Patient Alerts

List of Patient Alerts in descending date order