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The US agency has updated its Catalog of Regulatory Science Tools.
The US FDA has designated a recall of Hillrom’s Liko Multirall 200 Overhead Lift as high-risk class I. The recalled lifts have been manufactured since 2000.
The US agency’s immediately-in-effect guidance document – released on 22 February – explains how makers of COVID-19 diagnostics can assess whether their tests are impacted by mutations of the virus.
The US FDA on 19 February designated a recall of the Emblem S-ICD Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator as high-risk class I. The recall comes on the heels of a second, separate class I recall for the Emblem electrode on 2 February.
Problems with software were the No. 1 reason for medical device recalls in the fourth quarter of 2020. Also: Recalls fell by a modest 3%, but the number of recalled device units mushroomed 158%. Check out our Q4 recalls infographic.
The US agency sent 21 of the letters to device makers last year – the same number it mailed to firms in 2019.