Medtronic—Covidien Kangaroo Polyurethane Feeding Tubes: Packaging May Contain Incorrect Product

February 3, 2016 | Risk Management News

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In a January 22, 2016, Urgent Medical Device Recall letter submitted by ECRI Institute member hospitals, Medtronic states that the packaging for the above feeding tubes may contain incorrect product; 8 Fr 16-inch PVC tubes were packaged in 6.5 Fr 36-inch polyurethane packs and 8 Fr 20-inch PVC tubes were packaged in 8 Fr 20-inch polyurethane packs. Medtronic also states that it has received no reports of patient injuries related to this problem. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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