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Medical Device Safety Communications

Medical Device Safety CommunicationDate
The FDA Recommends Against Using OxySure Portable Emergency Oxygen System, Model 615: FDA Safety Communication 03/29/16
Olympus Validates Updated Reprocessing Instructions for Duodenoscope Models TJF-160F and TJF-160VF: FDA Safety Communication 03/15/16
Neurosurgical Head Holders (Skull Clamps) and Device Slippage: FDA Safety Communication 02/25/16
PENTAX Validates Reprocessing Instructions for ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscopes: FDA Safety Communication 02/19/16
The FDA Recommends Health Care Providers Stop Using Customed, Inc. Surgical Convenience Packs and Trays: FDA Safety Communication (English) 01/05/16
La FDA le recomienda a los proveedores de servicios de salud detener el uso de los paquetes y bandejas con material quirúrgico de Customed, Inc.: Comunicación de Seguridad de la FDA (en Español) 01/05/16
FUJIFILM Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. Validates Revised Reprocessing Instructions for Model ED-530XT Duodenoscopes: FDA Safety Communication 12/23/15
Risk of Eye and Skin Injuries from Hand-held Laser Pointers: FDA Safety Communication 12/22/15
Lubricious Coating Separation from Intravascular Medical Devices: FDA Safety Communication 11/23/15
FDA Recommends Health Care Facilities Transition from Custom Ultrasonics Endoscope Washer/Disinfectors to Alternate Reprocessing Methods: FDA Safety Communication 11/13/15
Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections Associated with Heater-Cooler Devices: FDA Safety Communication 10/15/15
Cranial Perforators with an Automatic Clutch Mechanism, Failure to Disengage: FDA Safety Communication 09/28/15
Infections Associated with Reprocessed Flexible Bronchoscopes: FDA Safety Communication 09/17/15
Serious Adverse Events with Implantable Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs): FDA Safety Communication 08/05/15
Supplemental Measures to Enhance Duodenoscope Reprocessing: FDA Safety Communication 08/04/15
Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of Hospira Symbiq Infusion System: FDA Safety Communication 07/31/15
Use of LARIAT Suture Delivery Device for Left Atrial Appendage Closure: FDA Safety Communication 07/13/15
Unintentional Injection of Soft Tissue Filler into Blood Vessels in the Face: FDA Safety Communication 05/28/15
Vulnerabilities of Hospira LifeCare PCA3 and PCA5 Infusion Pump Systems: FDA Safety Communication 05/13/15
Problem with Quality of Mammograms at J. Bruce Jacobs M.D., Inc., doing business as Huntington Radiology in Huntington Park, California: FDA Safety Notification 04/13/15
Olympus Validates New Reprocessing Instructions for Model TJF-Q180V Duodenoscopes: FDA Safety Communication 03/26/15
Design of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Duodenoscopes May Impede Effective Cleaning: FDA Safety Communication 02/19/15
Use of Bone Graft Substitutes Containing Recombinant Proteins or Synthetic Peptides in Patients under Age 18 – FDA Safety Communication 01/21/15
UPDATED Laparoscopic Uterine Power Morcellation in Hysterectomy and Myomectomy: FDA Safety Communication 11/24/14
Adverse Events Associated with Use of Enhancement Medical's "Expression" Intranasal Splint as a Dermal Filler 08/05/14
Mammography Problems at Big Sky Diagnostic Imaging, LLC in Butte, Montana: FDA Safety Communication 06/23/14
Product Shortage of Advanced Sterilization Products Sterrad Cyclesure 24 Biological Indicator: FDA Safety Communication 05/23/14
Removing Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters: FDA Safety Communication 05/07/14
Shasta Technologies GenStrip Blood Glucose Test Strips May Report False Results: FDA Safety Communication 04/29/14
Breast Cancer Screening - Nipple Aspirate Test Is Not An Alternative To Mammography: FDA Safety Communication 12/12/13
Philips HeartStart Automated External Defibrillators (AED): FDA Safety Communication 12/03/13
Rare Serious Erosion Events Associated with St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (ASO): FDA Safety Communication 10/17/13
Mammography Problems at San Sebastian X-Ray in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico: FDA Safety Communication 06/27/13
Cybersecurity for Medical Devices and Hospital Networks: FDA Safety Communication 06/13/13
Stolen Covidien Surgical Stapler Reloads: FDA Safety Communication 05/07/13
Damaged or Worn Covers for Medical Bed Mattresses Pose Risk of Contamination and Patient Infection: FDA Safety Communication 04/19/13
Neptune 1 Silver Waste Management System and Neptune 2 Ultra Waste Management System (Neptune 1 Silver and Neptune 2 Ultra): Updated FDA Safety Communication 03/27/13
Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants: FDA Safety Communication 01/17/13
Reports of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in Women with Breast Implants: FDA Safety Communication 01/26/11
FDA Safety Notification: Risk of Eye and Skin Injuries from High-powered, Hand-held Lasers Used for Pointing or Entertainment 12/16/10

Medical Device Safety Archive

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