February 24, 2014 — A tracheal tube has been recalled by Teleflex Medical Inc. because it can kink, which could deprive a patient of oxygen and cause hypoxemia. The action has been classified as a Class 1 recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), meaning there is a reasonable probability of it causing serious injury or death.
The recalled product is the Teleflex ISIS HVT Tracheal Tube. It is cuffed with a subglottic secretion suction port, with a separate line for subglottic secretion suctioning. The tube is designed to be inserted through the nose or mouth into the trachea (windpipe), where it maintains an open airway to allow ventilation.
The recalled tracheal tubes were manufactured from March 2010 until December 2013. Teleflex initiated the voluntary recall after receiving customer complaints about the tube kinking. Customers were issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification on January 6.
“Immediately discontinue use and quarantine any products with the catalog numbers listed in the Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification. Complete the Recall Acknowledgement Form and fax it to 1-866-804-9881, Attn: Customer Service. For questions about this recall, customers can call Teleflex Medical at 1-866-804-9881, 8 am to 8 pm, Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.”
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