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H&H Medical Corporation Issues Nationwide Recall of Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit
FDA Recall Action No. Z-0006-2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 4, 2013 - On August 27, 2013, H&H Medical Corporation initiated a nationwide recall of 6,619 units of the H&H Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit. The product has been found to show the potential for a defective cuff balloon on the provided endotracheal airway.
Consumers who have product should stop using the product and return them to their original place of purchase for immediate credit. Distributors are instructed to return all recalled items meeting the lot numbers listed below for return credit or for immediate replacement.
The recalled version of the H&H Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit was produced between August 16, 2012 and July 29, 2013. The following lot numbers have been recalled:
|Lot # of kits manufactured|
Quantity Shipped In Market
The product lot number can be identified by a lot number and manufacture label applied at the top opening of the kit.
H&H Medical Corporation is voluntarily recalling this product after becoming aware of the issue with the defective cuff. H&H Medical Corporation has notified the FDA of this action.
The cuff balloon may be defective due to a very particular set of circumstances (a reduction in package density, a higher than average dose of gamma sterilization, and the occasional slippage of a protective silicon sleeve during shipping used to shield the cuff balloon at the end of the endotracheal airway). To date, no injuries or deaths have been reported to H&H or to the FDA.
H&H Medical Corporation is notifying its distributors and customers by letter and email as well as posting this notice on our website at http://www.gohandh.com. Users should quarantine this product from inventory and return it to the original source of sale for credit or to request immediate replacement. Distributors and resellers are to return recalled product to H&H by contacting Michelle Morgan at 804-642-3663 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate whether replacement kits or purchase credit is requested. All return shipping costs will be paid by H&H Medical Corporation.
H&H Medical Corporation distributed this product within the Continental United States, primarily for U.S. military sale and use.
Consumers with questions may contact H&H Medical Corporation via telephone at 800-326-5708 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone). Consumer may also contact the company via e-mail at email@example.com.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product must be reported to the FDA:
- Online at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/HowToReport/default.htm (form available to fax or mail), or
- Call FDA 1-800-FDA-1088