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FDA Blames Poor Training for New Deaths, Injuries Tied to Stryker's Recalled Neptune Systems

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 2:30pm
Mass Device

In the months since Stryker's September 2012 recall of its Neptune surgical waste management systems, the FDA noted additional deaths and injury reports in clinics that opted to continue using the device.

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The FDA this month issued updated warnings to clinics still using Stryker's (NYSE:SYK) recalled Neptune 1 Silver or Neptune 2 Ultra surgical waste management systems, noting that there have been additional deaths and patient injuries since Stryker initiated the recall last year.

The adverse event reports indicated that user errors were behind the patient injuries and that clinic workers hadn't been properly trained prior to using the device, according to the updated FDA notice.

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