Medical Devices

Medical Device Safety

The FDA monitors reports of adverse events and other problems with medical devices and alerts health professionals and the public when needed to ensure proper use of devices and the health and safety of patients. The lists below contain our most recent information. Other safety communications can be found using the links on the left side of this page. For additional information, contact us at:  1-800-638-2041 or DICE@fda.hhs.gov.

Recent Letters to Health Care Providers

Information for health care providers about the safe use of medical devices in medical facilities.

Device NameDate
Risk of Tissue Overheating Due to Inaccurate Magnetic Resonance Thermometry: Letter to Health Care Providers 04/24/18
Risk of Cross-Contamination From 24-Hour Multi-Patient Use Endoscope Connectors - Letter to Health Care Providers and Staff at Health Care Facilities Performing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Procedures 04/18/18
Unintended Heating Associated with the Monteris Medical NeuroBlate Probe: Letter to Health Care Providers 03/22/18
Neurovascular Embolization Coils and the Potential for Increased Image Artifact When Using Magnetic Resonance Angiography for Follow-Up - Letter to Health Care Providers 03/12/18
Feeding Tube Placement Systems - Letter to Health Care Providers 01/11/18

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