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Defective cords on medical devices may cause serious injury, death

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating certain types of medical devices made by Hospira Inc. and Abbott Nutrition after 122 reports of sparking, charring and fires from the power cords used with the devices. The announcement follows a recall announcement and FDA warning last August on some medical devices made by Hospira Inc. because of faulty electrical cords that could lead to serious injury or death. The companies’ investigations of these reports determined that the power cords prongs may crack and fail at or inside the plug. The potential risks from these power cord failures include electrical shock, ... Read More

Faulty electrical cords spur recall of medical devices

Hospira Inc. is recalling some medical devices because of faulty electrical cords that carry a potential risk of electrical shock, delay in setup and therapy, interruption of therapy, device failure and fires which may also occur in an oxygen-rich environment. Depending on the device and the therapy, these failures may lead to serious injury or death. The recalled products include cardiac output computers, infusion pumps, and monitoring systems, and have AC power cords manufactured by Electri-Cord Manufacturing Corporation. The recall is in response to customer reports of sparking, charring and fires on the plug of the power cord. An investigation ... Read More