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When a company learns that there is a problem with one of its medical devices, it has a responsibility to alert consumers. The company will propose a correction or removal depending upon the situation. When the manufacturer does so, the FDA refers to this action as a “recall.” Medical devices are recalled when they are a…

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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada recently completed an investigation into a fire that started in the baggage hold of a commercial airliner. A Boeing 737 was forced to make an emergency landing. After rising above 9,000 feet, a warning light indicated a fire in the cargo hold. The crew activated the fire suppression system…

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According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new report indicates that faulty medical devices have led to 1.7 million injuries and more than 83,000 deaths throughout the world within the last decade. Details on the report and its findings are available here. Devices in Question Advances in medical-device technology hold tremendous…

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Auto manufacturer Hyundai is recalling approximately 978,000 vehicles that may contain a dangerous safety defect. This recall is connected to the front seat belts detaching in a crash failing to hold occupants. According to Hyundai, the defective mechanisms in the recalled cars could cause the front car safety belts to release during a collision. Hyundai…

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