Medical device recalls for December 2012
Class I and class II recalls issued by the Center for Devices & Radiological Health in December 2012.
Class I recalls
Recalling Manufacturer, Date Posted, Trade Name/Product, Reason for Recall
Verathon; Inc. Dec-07-2012 The GlideScope Video Laryngoscope (GVL)- GVL 3; GVL4; GVL5 - The GlideScope Video Laryngoscope (GVL) is a video laryngoscope that incorporates a high-resolution color camera; an LED light source; a rechargeable lithium battery; and video output to a remote monitor. It consists of a video laryngoscope and a portable video monitor.The affected GVL and Part numbers are GVL 3 0574-0007; GVL 4 0574-0001; and GVL 5 0574-0030.The GlideScope Video Laryngoscopes are intended for use by qualified medical professionals to obtain a clear; unobstructed view of the vocal cords for medical procedures. Re-usable video laryngoscope blades of the GlideScope GVL3; GVL4; and GVL5 were recalled due to potential cracking.