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Case Report: Gastric Band Migrates
(MedPage Today) -- Serious respiratory problems, including lung damage, can result from malfunction of adjustable gastric bands implanted in obese patients, said British doctors in a case report. (Source: MedPage Today Product Alert)
Source: MedPage Today Product Alert - December 21, 2011 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: alerts
Allergan - LAPBAND Adjustable Gastric Band System - Class 2 Recall
LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Band System; Product codes: B-2105 (ACCSS PRT II KIT (0-10CC) US), B-2106 (ACCESS PRT II KIT (0-14CC) US), B-2210 (LP-BND SYS, 9.75, STER, US), B-2215 (LAP-BAND 9.75 W/ACC PRT II US), B-2220 (LP-BND SYS, 10.0, STER, US), B-2225 (LAP-BND 10.0,ACCESS PORT II,US), B-2255 (LAP-BAND VG W/ACS PORT II (US), B-2260 (LP-BND AP STANDARD SYS, W ACC PRT II), B-2265 (LP-BND AP LG SYS, W/ACC PRT II); The Lap-Band System is a long-term implantable device intended to induce weight loss in morbidly obese patients by limiting food consumption restrictive and satiating, rather than malabsorptive). The device is su...
Source: Medical Device Recalls - November 18, 2010 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: alerts
Essential Medical Supply, Inc. - ENDURANCE HD - Class 2 Recall
ESSENTIAL MEDICAL SUPPLY, INC. ENDURANCE HD, BUILT TO LAST, HEAVY DUTY FOUR WHEEL WALKER for users up to 500 pounds. Model W1801B- Blue, UPC 7 54756 91802 6 all serial numbers. W1801R-Red, UPC 7 54756 91803 3 all serial numbers. The Endurance HD is a four wheeled steel frame walker with loop locking wheel locks, a padded seat and an under seat tote for carrying personal articles. Used to assist in ambulation and specifically for obese patients weighing up to 500 pounds. Warranty Card: "...lifetime of the original purchaser...". Usable life of a walker is 5 years but firm will warranty for lifetime of the or...
Source: Medical Device Recalls since July 07, 2006 - August 25, 2010 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: alerts
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp. - Gamma3 Plus - Class 2 Recall
Stryker, Gamma3 Plus Obese Targeting System, Operative Technique for Hip Fracture System, Trochanteric and Long Nails. (Source: Medical Device Recalls since July 07, 2006)
Source: Medical Device Recalls since July 07, 2006 - June 1, 2009 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: alerts
General Electric Med Systems LLC - GE LightSpeed RT16 CT Scanner System - Class 2 Recall
The LightSpeed RT16 CT Scanner System is indicated for head and whole body X-ray Computed Tomography applications. The system is capable of generating images for the guidance of minimally invasive procedures such as biopsy and ablation of tumors and pathology. The system allows imaging of obese patients, up to and including the obese population (BMI > 40). When used in the LightSpeed RT 16 configuration, the system acquires CT anatomical images that are clinically useful in the simulation and planning of radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer. (Source: Medical Device Recalls since July 07, 2006)
Source: Medical Device Recalls since July 07, 2006 - February 15, 2007 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: alerts