Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) is recalling multiple models of its Hudson RCI Sheridan and Sheridan endotracheal tubes due to complaints of the Sheridan connector disconnecting from the breathing circuit. Two deaths and one injury have been reported to the company, according to the FDA.
Each of the more than 6 million recalled tracheal tubes includes an appropriately sized 15mm connector. Although the connector can be removed, it should not disconnect from the endotracheal tube without significant force, the agency said. The FDA has termed it a Class 1 recall, the most serious type of recall involving devices that may cause injury or death.