Mon. May 20th, 2024

As an AI language model, I do not have real-time data, and my responses are based on pre-existing information up to September 2021. Here are 10 notable healthcare product recalls that were significant in recent years:

1. Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder: In October 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced a recall of around 33,000 bottles of baby powder due to potential asbestos contamination concerns.

2. Philips CPAP Machines: In June 2021, Philips issued a recall for millions of its CPAP machines, BiPAP machines, and ventilators due to potential health risks associated with degraded sound abatement foam, which could be inhaled or cause certain health issues.

3. Pfizer’s Emerade Epinephrine Injector: In January 2021, Pfizer issued a recall for certain batches of its Emerade adrenaline auto-injectors, used for emergency treatment of serious allergic reactions. This was due to concerns that the devices may deliver an inadequate dose of medication.

4. Medtronic Insulin Pumps: In February 2020, Medtronic recalled certain models of its MiniMed insulin pumps due to potential security risks related to unauthorized wireless communication, which could lead to unauthorized insulin delivery or other safety concerns.

5. Allergan Breast Implants: In May 2019, the FDA requested that Allergan recall specific models of their textured breast implants due to an association with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare form of cancer.

6. Stryker Tritanium Metal Implants: In 2016, Stryker recalled certain sizes of their Tritanium titanium alloy metal implants, used for various orthopedic surgeries, due to a potential risk of fractures and increased post-operative pain.

7. Zantac (Ranitidine): In April 2020, the FDA requested the removal of all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine medicines (including Zantac) due to concerns about the presence of a potential carcinogen called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in the drug.

8. Peloton Tread+ Treadmill: In April 2021, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an urgent warning and recall for Peloton’s Tread+ treadmill following reports of injuries and one death related to accidents involving the machine.

9. GlaxoSmithKline’s Ventolin Inhalers: In February 2018, GlaxoSmithKline recalled certain lots of Ventolin HFA inhalers due to a defect that impacted the delivery system, potentially affecting the amount of medication a patient receives.

10. Ethicon Surgical Staples and Staplers: In October 2019, Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, recalled certain surgical staplers and staples due to potential malfunctions that could lead to serious patient harm, including death.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and there may be other significant recalls that have occurred since my data was last updated. For the latest information on healthcare product recalls, it is always recommended to consult official sources such as the FDA or relevant regulatory agencies.

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