DYK: Scary Med Device Recall Stats
According to a new Stericycle Expert Solutions report, medical device recalls hit 360 during the second quarter of 2018, the highest amount since 2005. The top four reasons for the recalls were software issues, mislabeling, quality issues, and manufacturing defects. Sterility issues were the main cause of recalled units, affecting 33.7% of all recalls. And, in more good news, recalls of products distributed both domestically and globally jumped to 48%, and a total of 41% of medical device recalls were nationwide.*
* Fink Densford. "Report: Med Device Recalls in Q2 highest Since 2005." Mass Device. August 14, 2018. Web. August 2018. Click here to read the full article.