Leaking IV bags recalled

The Metrix Company, a Dubuque, Iowa-based medical devicemaker, is recalling more than 120 lots of its empty IV bags due to the potential for leaks that could cause serious infections.

The IV bags are used to store and deliver intravenous drugs or nutrition to patients.

The recall was initiated after eight complaints of leaking bags, all occurring near the divider rod and channel when the rod was removed.

An investigation showed the problem was caused by an assembly machine malfunction that created additional stress on the rod, channel and bag film.

The IV bags were supplied to distributors in the U.S. and Canada from November 2016 to July 2019.

There have been no reports of death, illness or injury stemming from the recalled IV bags to date.

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