J&J is recalling yet Another lot of Cordis, Fire Star (an aptly named product, considering the Reason it's being recalled) Catheters.
Mass Device has;
Cordis Issues "Urgent" Recall On Fire Star Balloon Catheters
You see, the units in question refused to deflate and had to be extracted by force. These suckers have been recalled before, in 2008. Here's the FDA notice.
Cordis Corporation Dura Star™ RX and Fire Star™ RX PTCA Balloon Catheters
Class 1 Recall
|January 14, 2008|
Reason for Recall:
|Consumers with questions may contact Cordis, Inc. at 1-786-313-2000.|
Fierce Medical Devices will tell you;
J&J Cordis Recalls Balloon Catheters
The action affects a single lot of Cordis' Fire Star Rx dilation catheters, which wouldn't deflate properly
"Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) subsidiary Cordis is in the hot seat over its Fire Star Rx PTCA dilation catheters. The company has launched a recall of a single lot of the devices because of concerns over flawed deflation. Company spokeswoman Sandy Pound told MassDevice that 292 units are affected by the recall. All were distributed in China, India, Indonesia, South Korea and Taiwan, according to the story. So far, at least 8 adverse events involving the catheter have been reported to the FDA over March and April, though Pound is quoted as saying that no patients have died or been injured. Cordis dealt with a similar recall in 2008, according to the story. That was a Class I recall, which the FDA considers the most serious.
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According to the Mass Device article, someone named Pound, we're Assuming is J&J spokesperson Sandy Pound, is saying that This issue is not the Same issue which precipitated the 2008 recall. OK, so the product has been recalled twice for failure to deflate.
It's Doubly Defective and Cordis has had 4 Years to make sure it Does Deflate. Nice Product. Great Oversight. 4 years and they never saw this Different Failure to Deflate Issue while they were Fixing the Initial Failure To Deflate Issue.
And provided that Dr DSM Nutzo Drunk can find the correct end of the Defective Catheter, he'll just have to extract it by Force.
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