FDA recalls Cook Medical catheter components

March 3, 2011 by MassDevice staff

The Food & Drug Administration issues a Class I recall for central venous catheter instrumentation manufactured by Cook Medical.


The Food & Drug Administration issued a Class I recall for venous catheter components manufactured by Cook Medical.

The devices are used by doctors to monitor patients' venous pressure, conduct blood sampling and for the administration of drugs and fluids, according to the company.

The FDA classified the recall action as Class I, meaning the federal agency believes that use of the equipment could cause serious injury or death.

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