4 recent drug, device recalls

Here are four drug and medical device recalls the FDA reported in September: 

1. Medtronic recalled nearly 400,000 endotracheal tubes following two deaths and three complaints of the product obstructing, which can hinder oxygen flow. 

2. Baxter Healthcare recalled 511,728 Clearlink basic solution sets because of "increased customer reports of leaks," according to the FDA. The recall is class 1, the most serious type, because leaks can expose healthcare workers to potentially dangerous drugs.

3. Philips recalled more than 17 million sleep apnea masks because the product's magnets can interfere with implanted metal medical devices, such as pacemakers. As of Sept. 6, 14 serious injuries and zero deaths have been reported. 

4. Eugia US recalled one lot of its acyclovir sodium injection product because of one complaint that reported the presence of a dark red, brown and black particulate inside the vial.

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