FDA classifies recall of Medtronic's tissue stabilizer as Class I

10/31/2010 | ChicagoBreakingNews.com

Medtronic said FDA officials classified the recall of the company's Octopus Nuvo Tissue Stabilizer, which is used to keep tissues stable during surgeries, as Class I because "there is a reasonable probability" of the device causing serious injury or death. Medtronic, which pulled the device from the market in September, said it is retrieving the 571 devices in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

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