Verathon GlideScope Video Laryngoscope Reusable Blades: Class 1 Recall
MedSun: Newsletter #80, January 2013

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert

The GlideScope GVL Video Laryngoscope Resuable Blades are being recalled due to potential cracking and/or breaking across the tip of the blade, which potentially could result in pieces of the blade breaking off in a patient’s mouth and obstructing the airway or being swallowed, which may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death. The affected GlideScope GVL blades are at risk of developing stress cracks at the blade tip that may not be readily visible during routine inspection prior to intubation.

Additional Information:

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. Verathon GlideScope Video Laryngoscope Reusable Blades: Class 1 Recall. December 13, 2012.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm332121.htm


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