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Covidien recalls tracheostomy tubes

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 12:00am
Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology

Medical device firm Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) has recalled several lots of cuffed Shiley brand tracheostomy tubes, which are inserted into patients’ windpipes to help them breathe when they can not do so on their own. The recall followed customer complaints about leakage or disconnection between inner and outer cannulae during mechanical ventilation of patients.

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