June 26, 2019 — After 4 patient deaths and several serious injuries, the FDA announced a Class 1 recall for certain Teleflex Hudson RCI® Sheridan® Endotracheal Tubes.
The problem is that a connector can disconnect from the endotracheal tube and cause the patient to lose oxygen and suffer severe injuries or death.
Teleflex recalled certain endotracheal tubes that were distributed from October 2016 to May 2019 after receiving reports indicating an increased risk for specific lots of the 15-mm Sheridan connector.
Teleflex has received 4 reports of patients who died, as well as several reports of patients who were seriously injured where the disconnection of the endotracheal tube may have been a factor.
According to the FDA recall notice:
“The immediate consequence for patients is disconnection from the breathing circuit, which may result in insufficient oxygenation, requiring medical intervention.”
The FDA has designated this as a Class 1 recall, which is the most serious level of medical device recall. It is reserved for situations in which use of the recalled device has a reasonable probability of causing severe injury or death to the patient.
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