4 device recalls in November

Here are four medical device recalls the FDA reported in November: 

Note: There were no drug recalls in November, according to the FDA's website. 

1. Baxter Hillrom recalls 8.5K bedpans

Baxter Hillrom has recalled 8,550 bedpans across five models because of the reported risk that the device's radiofrequency emissions can interfere with other medical products, categorizing the recall as the most serious type.  

2. 2 more issues spring up in Philips Respironics ventilator recall

More than a year after Philips Respironics recalled 3.5 million ventilators, the devicemaker told the FDA two new potential issues have appeared in reworked ventilators, the agency said Nov. 17.

3. Melting batteries, 3 fires prompt recall of 248K insulin devices

Insulet recalled 248,288 insulin deployment devices after receiving three reports of fires and more than 400 complaints about the product's batteries swelling, leaking and overheating.

4. 4 injuries spur recall of 60K bacterial filters

In a Class I recall, the most serious type, devicemaker Teleflex recalled 60,500 bacterial filters in response to four injuries and 36 complaints of the filter separating from breathing systems.

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