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Infant Falls and Skull Fractures Trigger Recall of GE Baby Beds

By Burg Simpson

GE baby beds

On December 17, 2019, the FDA alerted the public that GE Healthcare initiated a recall of its Giraffe Incubator, Giraffe OmniBed, and their accompanying care stations in response to several reports of infants falling from the products and sustaining serious injuries. The expansive recall affects 22,691 units manufactured between April 2008 and September 2019. The… Read more »

Surly Bike Racks Recalled After Reports of Serious Injuries Including Fractured Vertebra

By Burg Simpson

bike rack

Following numerous reports of serious injuries, Surly Bikes has issued a recall of several lines of bike racks, including: Surly 8-Pack Racks, Surly 24-Pack front bicycle racks, and Pack Rat Bicycles equipped with these racks. According to the recall, these bike racks “can loosen and contact the front wheel, posing crash and injury hazards to… Read more »

Use of Hair Dye Linked to Significant Increase in Breast Cancer Risk, Especially Among African-American Women

By Burg Simpson

hair dye risks

The use of permanent hair dye is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, especially in African-American women, according to a recent study in the International Journal of Cancer. Researchers found that permanent hair dye use was associated with a 9% higher breast cancer risk among all women. The researchers further broke down their… Read more »

How to Report a Medical Device Injury to the FDA

By Burg Simpson

Medical devices can improve the quality of life for many people. However, defective medical devices can cause significant harm resulting in lifelong injuries. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective medical device, it is important that you speak to a product liability attorney as soon as possible. You may also… Read more »

As Blood-Pumping Device Death Toll Reaches Five, FDA Takes Action

By Burg Simpson

On November 19, 2019, the FDA circulated its second strenuous warning to healthcare providers with respect to Getinge’s Datascope/Maquet intra-aortic balloon pump. The balloon pumps are designed to provide blood-pumping assistance to the hearts of critically ill or injured patients. However, Getinge’s pumps are battery-powered, and with that have come a barrage of reported issues… Read more »

FDA Provides Update on the Risk of Type III Endoleaks with Use of Endologix AFX Endovascular AAA Graft Systems

By Burg Simpson

Endoleaks

FDA Provides Update on the Risk of Type III Endoleaks with Use of Endologix AFX Endovascular AAA Graft Systems On October, 28, 2019, the FDA announced an update on its evaluation of the risk of Type III endoleaks when Endologix AFX endovascular grafts are used for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).  Type III… Read more »

Hudson RCI® Sheridan® Endotracheal Tubes Recalled After Reports of 4 Deaths associated with Use of the Products.

By Burg Simpson

Hudson RCI® Sheridan® endotracheal tubes Recalled After Reports of 4 Deaths associated with Use of the Products. On June 25, 2019, the FDA announced that Teleflex Incorporated has recalled some of its Hudson RCI® Sheridan® endotracheal tubes following reports of several deaths and serious injuries. Endotracheal tubes are used to help patients breathe when they… Read more »

Catheters Used on Infants with Congenital Heart Disease Recalled

By Burg Simpson

By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate Catheters Used on Infants with Congenital Heart Disease Recalled The FDA has issued a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall, of two heart catheters that are used to treat infants with congenital heart disease. The Miller Balloon and Fogarty Dilation Atrioseptostomy Catheters are used in some… Read more »

Infant Sleepers Recalled after Reports of Multiple Deaths

By Burg Simpson

By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate Infant Sleepers Recalled after Reports of Multiple Deaths The deaths of multiple infants have caused two manufacturers to recall their popular infant sleepers. On April 12, 2019, Fischer-Price recalled its Rock n’ Play sleepers due to over 30 infant fatalities.  On April 26, 2019, Kids II (a.k.a. Kids2) similarly… Read more »

Hunters Beware… Tree-Hanging Hunting Stand Can Lead to Fall

By Burg Simpson

Hunting

By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate On April 11, 2019, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced that DICK’S Sporting Goods is recalling a tree-hanging stand marketed for hunters. According to the CPSC’s recall notice, the Field & Stream Timberline Hang On Tree Stand poses a fall hazard, as the weld on the seat… Read more »

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