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FDA labels Accutron recall Class I over nitrous oxide leak that may harm patients

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 4:04pm
Mass Device

Accutron's recall of cabinet-mount flowmeters lands Class I status from the FDA over concerns that leaking nitrous oxide may lead to brain damage.

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The FDA slapped Accutron's recall of 206 flowmeters with Class I status, the agency's designation for the most serious type of recall.

The agency warned that the flowmeters, which the company recalled earlier this month over leaking nitrous oxide, could lead to temporary or permanent brain damage or death.

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