Pediatric Tracheal Tubes Subject to Recall
Centurion Medical Products and the FDA announced a recall of two types of pediatric tracheal tubes. The Premie Pack and Meconium Pack internal tube diameters are smaller than indicated on the label, which would cause problems when sizing the correct tube to use in life-threatening situations. The small diameter could may result in the airway being blocked by secretions and make it more difficult to ventilate the patient.
Tracheal tubes are used by emergency medical personnel to open restricted airways in patients with trauma or severe respiratory distress. The tracheal tubes help maintain an open airway and ensure adequate oxygen reaches the lungs.
The company has issued a voluntary recall of this potentially dangerous medical device. This particular recall is a class 1 recall, which is the most serious type. Continued use of the product may result in serious injury or even death. The recalled products were distributed between January 1, 2007 and September 22, 2009. Please visit the official FDA recall site, http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/RecallsCorrectionsRemovals/ListofRecalls/ucm188972.htm for more details on the specific lot and serial numbers.
To contact the company, please call them at 1-800-248-4058 Eastern Time.
Centurion Medical Products
301 Catrell Drive
Howell, Michigan 48843-1703
If your child suffered injury or died because of the improper use of this type of tracheal tube, or similar product, please contact the practiced personal injury attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP, a national leader in product defect litigation.