Flexicare Medical today issued a recall for its BritePro Solo and BriteBlade Pro single-use fiber optic laryngoscope blades and handles due to a risk of choking.
According to a medical device alert pertaining to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the BritePro Solo and BriteBlade Pro contain loose bearings and a retaining ring that may enter a patient’s airway, causing a choking hazard if the laryngoscope blade is disengaged from the handle above the patient.
The BritePro Solo is designed to combine a disposable handle, light source and blade in a single sterile pack. The BriteBlade Pro is designed for single-use to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination from both the blade and handle.
Flexicare Medical urged all healthcare professionals using the devices to check stock for affected devices in the field safety notice, quarantine all affected stock immediately and report suspected or actual adverse events related to the devices.
Users of the devices have a Dec. 19, 2019, deadline to begin actions related to affected devices, and they have until Jan. 6, 2020, to complete those actions.