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Doctor Describes C.R. Bard Retrievable IVC Filter as ‘Never Safe’ for Patients

A medical device known as the IVC filter – an inferior vena cava filter – is a spider-like device designed to prevent pulmonary embolism. It is inserted into the vena cava, the largest vein in the body, and the device is supposed to trap potential blood clots in the legs of the cage. It is specifically supposed to help patients that cannot take blood thinner medications, but with alarming risks. The retrievable filters such as the G2 Express, an updated version of the problematic G2 filter made by C.R. Bard, have proven to be faulty in design. The legs are ... Read More

BRITA recalls more than 242,000 children’s filtered bottles featuring popular cartoon characters

BRITA, the German company specializing in water filtration products, is now working beside the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall more than 242,000 Brita Hard-Sided Water Filter Bottles for Kids. According to the recall notice, the bottle’s lid poses a laceration hazard due to its susceptibility to breakage resulting in sharp pieces. The hard-sided plastic bottles feature one of four popular cartoon characters in four different colors, such as Dora the Explorer®, violet; Hello Kitty®, pink; SpongeBob Square Pants®, blue; and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, green. Each recalled bottle about 6 inches tall and can hold up to 15 ... Read More

Laryngoscope blades recalled, could cause significant injury

Instruments used by doctors to obtain a clear, open view of the vocal cords for medical procedures are being recalled by the manufacturer because the device may break, which could cause serious and potentially deadly complications to patients. The recall is a Class 1, which is the most serious type of recall and involves situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. The recall affects reusable blades for the GlideScope Video Laryngoscope GVL and AVL, made by Verathon Inc. The recall was issued because of the potential ... Read More

Folding step-stools recalled after falls with injuries due to breakage

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in conjunction with Kennedy International Inc., has issued a recall plastic folding step-stools after reports the stool can crack and break, resulting in consumers falling. The manufacturer has received at least 15 reports of incidents where the stool cracked or broke, three resulting in injuries. Reported injuries include two back injuries and one fractured leg. ... Read More