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Johnson and Johnson heart device recalled: USFDA

Johnson and Johnson heart device recalled: USFDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued a recall of a heart device made by a unit of Johnson & Johnson due to a faulty valve.

The valve, which prevents blood from flowing back through it, is part of a device used to insert and position cardiovascular catheters in the heart.

About 110 Agilis Steerable Introducer Sheath devices made and distributed between Jan 1 and May 5 are a part of the Class I recall, according to the FDA.

A Class I recall is the strictest form of the recall issued by the health regulator, in situations where the use of faulty devices may cause serious injury or death.

Johnson & Johnson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

Source: REUTERS
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