OriGen Biomedical announced a recall in March 2015 for one lot of the OriGen 51 VV13F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters. These catheters are used as part of extracorporeal life support for neonatal and pediatric patients whose hearts and lungs need assistance.
According to the company's recall release, this lot of catheters "have the potential for a separation of the clear extension tube from the hub that it is inserted in," which might mean quick action is needed to avoid permanent injury. The catheter's malfunction is associated with one death.
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