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CFDA: Abbott and Magellan Got Level I Recall


CFDA quality requirements have escalated. In the month of May, CFDA announced 31 Medical Device Recall Notices from 21 foreign manufacturers.

1.      There are 2 level I recalls; level I recall is the most urgent type of recall CFDA issues:

1)      Abbott: implantable defibrillator (firmware upgrading)

2)      Magellan: blood lead analyzer (inaccurate testing results)

2.      Major foreign manufacturers, GE, Philips, Siemens, Abbott, Boston Scientific, Edward Lifesciences, Becton Dickinson, Stryker and Smith & Nephew, are on the recall list.

3.      Smith & Nephew got 5 recalls this month, covering orthopedics and hematology.


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·         Smith & Nephew: 1) locking plate; 2) bone needle; 3) knee surgical device; 4) external fixation system; 5) RF plasma surgery system

·         Philips: 1) infant incubator; 2) x-ray angiographic system; 3) defibrillator

·         GE: 1) mobile x-ray system; 2) x-ray bone density detector; 3) infant incubator

·         Medtronic: 1) heater/cooler system; 2) plasma filter

·         Boston Scientific: 1) pelvic floor repair system; 2) pacemaker wire

·         Abbott: implantable defibrillator

·         Magellan: blood lead analyzer

·         Siemens: gentamicin assay kit

·         Becton Dickinson: vacuum blood collection tube

·         Edwards Lifesciences: oximetry monitor

·         Stryker: ultrasonic surgical aspirator system

·         Maquet: ventilator

·         Zimmer Biomet: hip stem

·         Beckman Coulter: automatic urine analyzer

·         Mindray: automatic immunoassay analyzer

·         Bellco Hoxen: plasma filter

·         Biotronik: peripheral stent

·         Deerfield Imaging: MRI system

·         Biomet Othopedics: knee replacement

·         ConvaTec: intra-abdominal pressure monitor

·         DiaMed: blood grouping reagent IH-card

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