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  • FDA Announces Recall of Surgical Convenience Packs

    The FDA has announced that Customed, inc. has issued a recall of its sterile convenience surgical packs, The products have been found to have an adhesion-related defect which can compromise the sterility of the product.

    Affected products have a manufacture date of 1/9/2009 through 5/19/2014.

    For additional information, see the FDA's notice or contact Customed at 1-787-801-0100 ext. 7540.

  • FDA Announces Recall of Lidocaine HCL

    Hospira, Inc. is recalling one lot of Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 2%, 20 mg per mL, 5 mL single-Dose Vial, Preservative-Free (NDC 0409-2066-05; Lot 25-550-DD, Expiry 1JAN2015) to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of discolored product with visible particles in the solution as well as particulate embedded in the molded glass container. Hospira has identified the particulate as iron oxide.

    Check the lot numbers of your inventory to see if you have any affected product and contact Hospira or your dealer for instructions on exchanging the affected product.

  • FDA Announces Recall of Manual Resuscitators

    The FDA has released a notice of recall of Ventlab brand manual resuscitators due to a possibility the duckbill valve will stick. Thish can lead to complications including hypoxia in patients when the bag is used. Only a limited number of bags were affected, primarily those designed for pediatric use.

    If you have a Ventlab brand resuscitator in your office, contact the manufacturer to see if your bag is affected by the recall. They also have a full list of affected serial numbers and dates of manufacture available.

    For additional information, you can see the FDA's announcement here.