Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMN) said today it acquired Accutron for approximately $52.5 million. Accutron manufactures nitrous oxide delivery systems and single-use nasal masks, and will be folded into the dental portfolio of Cantel’s healthcare disposables segment Crosstex International. “We are pleased to welcome Accutron to the Cantel family. The addition of Accutron’s portfolio of high quality, conscious […]
The FDA slapped Accutron’s recall of 206 flowmeters with Class I status, the agency’s designation for the most serious type of recall.
The agency warned that the flowmeters, which the company recalled earlier this month over leaking nitrous oxide, could lead to temporary or permanent brain damage or death.
Accutron recalled 206 units of its Ultra PC% cabinet mount flowmeters after receiving 2 reports that the devices leaked nitrous oxide after the oxygen flow was switched off.
When not accompanied by oxygen, the stream of nitrous oxide gas could cause brain damage in patients, the company noted.
The recall includes 8 product models and customers can return these flowmeters for free replacement, according to an FDA notice.