2016 was a big year for medical device recalls, with the number of units recalled in the third quarter reaching the highest level in four years. Here are the 10 recalls that impacted the most medical device units in the United States.
Medical device recalls hit a high in the third quarter of 2016, according to a Q3 report from the Stericycle ExpertSolutions Recall Index. That report found that the number of device recalls in the quarter was the highest observed since 2000 and the number of recalled units was the highest seen since the third quarter of 2012.
We reviewed FDA's medical device recall database to find the largest device recalls of the year. All of these recalls were categorized as Class I recalls, the most serious type, by the agency.
The 10 recalls listed here were ranked by the number of units affected in the United States.
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