FDA announces Class I recall of Covidien's carbon dioxide detectors

09/14/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

The FDA has recalled certain units of Covidien's Pedi-Cap End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Detectors used in hospital settings because possible malfunction of the device that could reduce airflow into the lungs, leading to poor ventilation, possibly causing serious or deadly complications. Covidien advised all users and distributors to stop using the product and return it to the firm.

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