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Verathon Announces Recall of Video Laryngoscope

March 22, 2016

Verathon is recalling its GlideScope Titanium single-use laryngoscope due to possible video feed disruption.

The recall — designated as Class 1 by the FDA — covers 6,377 units in the U.S. manufactured from November 2014 to December 2015, and distributed between Nov. 14, 2014 and Dec. 29, 2015.

A Jan. 29 notice warns that disruption of video feed may lead to delayed tracheal tube insertion, intubation failure and adverse events, including death, hypoxemia and end organ damage.

The device is intended to get a clear look at vocal chords and to aid in the insertion of a tracheal tube. — Anisa Jibrell