Another medical device is being pulled from the market amid fears that a specific part of the product may break, which could cause patients using this device to suffer adverse medical events. In an effort to avoid patient injury, the FDA has issued a Class I recall on the Hudson RCI Pediatric Anesthesia Breathing Circuits. These devices are used in both professional and home settings nationwide, and patients in Connecticut may be affected.
Teleflex Medical, the makers of this particular device, sent out letters to customers about possible issues with the product in early September. According to the company, the ends on the device may break either during or before use. If this happens, the patient may experience difficulties breathing, and even death, if the part is not immediately replaced.