2 deaths spur recall of nearly 400K breathing tubes

Two deaths, three injuries and 15 complaints prompted Medtronic Xomed to recall 392,289 ventilation tubes used during surgeries, according to the FDA.

The recall is labeled class 1, the most serious type, because the endotracheal tubes were obstructed, which could result in oxygen deprivation, brain damage or death. 

Most of the recalled devices are outside the U.S.

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