Recalls for Tracheotomy

Medtronic Implements Worldwide Voluntary Recall for Certain Lots of Neonatal and Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes
06/24/2015 Food Recall

Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) announced that on May 8, 2015, it began notifying hospitals and distributors worldwide that affected lots of its Covidien Shiley(TM) tracheostomy tubes were formed with a wider-angle bend than standard models manufactured after November 29, 2012. The company initiated the field action following a small number of customer complaints that included reports of 12 serious patient injuries, such as breathing difficulties that impacted oxygen levels immediately upon tube placement or discomfort.

  • Company:
    Medtronic
  • Problem
    The tracheostomy tubes were formed with a wider-angle bend than standard models manufactured after November 29, 2012