Hospira Recalls Medical Devices For Faulty AC Cords

Law360, New York (August 17, 2009, 1:41 PM EDT) -- Generic-drug and medical device manufacturer Hospira Inc. has instituted a voluntary nationwide recall for dozens of medical devices with defective AC power cords, following customer reports that the cords in question had cracked or failed, resulting in sparking, charring and fires on the plug.

Hospira said the defective AC power cords, supplied by Electri-Cord Manufacturing Corp. and found in 32 of its infusion pump and related medical-device lines, could put users at risk of electrical shock, delayed or interrupted treatment, failure, and fires, particularly in oxygen-rich...
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