Ethicon Recalls Circular Staplers for Insufficient Firing and Failure to Completely Form Staples
FDA orders manufacturers of surgical mesh intended to treat pelvic organ prolapse, to stop distribution immediately
On April 16, 2019, the FDA ordered all manufacturers of surgical mesh intended for transvaginal repair of anterior compartment prolapse (cystocele) to stop selling and distributing their products immediately. The FDA has determined that the manufacturers, Boston Scientific and Coloplast, have not demonstrated reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness for these devices, which is the premarket standard [...]
ZF-TRW AIRBAG CONTROL UNITS BEING EVALUATED The National Highway Traffic and Safety Association (NHTSA) have started an engineering evaluation that involves the airbag control units made by ZF-TRW that were installed in vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler, for vehicles manufactured from 2010 through 2019. The air bag control units installed [...]
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price warn consumers about the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play due to reports of death when infants roll over in the product.
The defective product associated with the aforementioned conditions are The Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) that were issued to military service members from 2003 to 2015 for use both domestically and during deployment, including combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.
468 people were killed in New York City’s 11 public hospitals in the past five years, due to medical misconduct. The vast majority of wrongful-death cases filed against the Health and Hospital Corp. system in the last five years — 88 percent — remain open, leaving hundreds of bereaved families in financial limbo for years [...]
Honda announced a voluntary recall on 1.1 million Acura and Honda vehicles in 2001 Honda Accord EX Sedan. the United States due to Takata airbag inflator. Recall involves a specific Takata replacement inflator type (PSDI-5D) that experienced manufacturing errors at a Takata factory Free recall repairs can begin immediately in approximately 1.1 million [...]
Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) publishes, on a quarterly basis, information on staffing for every nursing home in the country (that is in compliance with federal staff reporting requirements). Sufficient staffing is one of the most important indicators of a nursing home’s quality and safety. Unfortunately, inadequate nursing home staffing is a widespread and persistent [...]
FDA updates on angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) recalls including valsartan, losartan and irbesartan IMPORTANT: Medications containing only amlodipine or hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) are not being recalled. Manufacturers are recalling medications containing amlodipine in combination with valsartan or losartan, and medications containing hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ in combination with valsartan or losartan. […]