Smiths Medical Recalls Tracheal Tubes

Law360, New York (September 11, 2009, 6:11 PM EDT) -- Smiths Medical has announced a nationwide voluntary recall of its Portex Uncuffed Pediatric-Sized Tracheal Tubes, saying there is a reasonable probability of serious injury or death associated with defective units.

In a Sept. 10 press release Smiths said it was recalling tubes sizes 2.5 millimeters, 3 millimeters and 3.5 millimeters manufactured before September 2009 and that to date it had received no reports of death or permanent injury related to the issue.

The tubes are inserted nasally, orally or through a tracheotomy in patients to provide...
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