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Medical device recalls in the 2nd quarter of 2013 were 30% higher than the previous quarter, hitting a high not seen in more than a year.

Q2 medical device recalls hit 5-quarter high

Medical device makers issued more than 400 recalls during Q2, 30% more than in the previous quarter. That's higher than reported for the last 5 quarter, according to a report by Stericycle ExpertRECALL.

The recalls affected about 9.2 million units, a 50% decrease in the quantity of products affected in Q1. Four recalls affected between 500,000 and 1 million units each, and no single recall affected more than 1 million products.

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