Teleflex Recalls Endotracheal Tubes Worldwide After Reports of 4 Deaths

By Reuters Staff

June 25, 2019

(Reuters) - Teleflex Inc said on Monday it plans to recall some lots of its Hudson RCI Sheridan endotracheal tubes following reports of four deaths.

The worldwide recall comes after the products were found to have an increased occurrence of being disconnected from the breathing circuit, resulting in insufficient oxygen supply, the company said.

Teleflex, which said the recall had been labeled as Class I by the U.S. health regulator, advised that use of the products be immediately discontinued.