Cordis Yanks Catheters Over Potentially Fatal Flaw

Law360, New York (January 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis Corp. subsidiary has recalled approximately 132,000 balloon catheters used in angioplasties in the wake of reports that the defective medical devices injured two people.

The worldwide recall, issued Jan. 14 but made public by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, affects Cordis’ Fire Star Rx and Dura Star Rx PTCA balloon catheters, which do not deflate properly and could potentially cause fatal injuries, the agency said.

The recall has been deemed a Class I recall, which is the most serious...
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