Shanghai CFDA office released Medical Device Half Year Recall Report on July 20. Total 165 medical devices have been voluntarily recalled in Shanghai for the first half of 2018, including 154 imported devices (93%) and 11 domestic devices (7%). Foreign manufacturers include Roche, Siemens, GE, Philips, Abbott, Becton Dickinson, Boston Scientific, Smith &Nephew, etc.
The number of voluntary recalls in the first half of 2018 was increased by 66.7% year-on-year.
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All the recalls were classified by category, severity of defects and reason:
Category – 100 active devices, 37 passive devices, and 28 IVDs
Severity of defects – 3 class I recall, 52 class II recall, and 110 Class III recall
Reason – 80 design defects (48%), 50 manufacturing issues (30%), 29 labeling problems (18%) and 6 others (4%)
Four (4) recommendations were given by Shanghai CFDA:
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