FDA Eyes Fire Issues With Abbott, Hospira Devices

Law360, New York (October 19, 2009, 7:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating fire safety issues concerning certain types of power cords used in medical devices manufactured by Abbott Nutrition and Hospira Inc.

The agency announced Friday it had received 122 reports of sparking, charring and fires caused by power cords used in medical devices made by the two companies.

Investigations by the manufacturers have determined that the power cords' prongs may be defective and fail at or inside the plug, the FDA said.

Potential risks from the power cord failures...
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