Defect Sparks Massive Nipro Needle Recall

Law360, New York (January 26, 2010, 5:14 PM EST) -- More than 2 million needles made by Nipro Medical Corp. for Exelint International Corp. have been recalled amid worries that they may "core," or push silicone into patients' bodies, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA said Tuesday that Exel/Exelint Huber needles, Exel/Exelint Huber Infusion Sets and Exel/Exelint Securetouch+ Safety Huber Infusion Sets were being recalled after officials learned that the needles cored in 60 to 72 percent of tests.

Huber needles are used to access ports implanted under the skin of chronically...
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