FDA Issues Class I Recall Of Medtronic's Octopus Nuvo

Law360, New York (November 2, 2010, 11:52 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has classified the recent recall of a Medtronic Inc. surgical device, the Octopus Nuvo Tissue Stabilizer, as the most serious kind of recall because there is a reasonable probability that use of the product poses a serious risk of health problems or death.

Medtronic said Friday that the FDA classified the company's Sept. 14 voluntary and proactive recall of the Octopus Nuvo Tissue Stabilizer as a Class I recall.

A component of the device — which is used for minimally...
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