Official Press Release from MedWatch
Audience: ENT, anesthesia, and critical care healthcare professionals, hospital risk managers
Sun Med and FDA notified healthcare professionals of the Class 1 recall of Greenline/D MacIntosh No. 3 Laryngoscope Blades. This product is a part of a medical device [laryngoscope] used to view the vocal cords and other structures when opening a patient’s airway. A piece of the acrylic light tube that runs along the laryngoscope blade may break off during the procedure. This device was distributed from January 16, 2007 through April 13, 2007. The company sent a notice to their distributors requesting that the product be returned.
Read the complete MedWatch 2008 Safety summary, including a link to the FDA/CDRH recall notice