Medical device recalls for December 2012

January 2, 2013 by MassDevice staff

Class I and class II recalls issued by the Center for Devices & Radiological Health in December 2012.

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Class I recalls

Recalling Manufacturer, Date Posted, Trade Name/Product, Reason for Recall

Verathon; Inc.   Dec-07-2012       The GlideScope Video Laryngoscope (GVL)- GVL 3; GVL4; GVL5 - The GlideScope Video Laryngoscope (GVL) is a video laryngoscope that incorporates a high-resolution color camera; an LED light source; a rechargeable lithium battery; and video output to a remote monitor. It consists of a video laryngoscope and a portable video monitor.The affected GVL and Part numbers are GVL 3  0574-0007; GVL 4  0574-0001; and GVL 5  0574-0030.The GlideScope Video Laryngoscopes are intended for use by qualified medical professionals to obtain a clear; unobstructed view of the vocal cords for medical procedures.                Re-usable video laryngoscope blades of the GlideScope GVL3; GVL4; and GVL5 were recalled due to potential cracking.

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