Verathon is recalling its GlideScope Titanium single-use video laryngoscope in the U.S. due to a potential video feed disruption.
The recall, designated as Class I by the FDA, involves 6,377 units manufactured from November 2014 to December 2015, and distributed between Nov. 14, 2014 and Dec. 29, 2015. The GlideScope is used to get a clear look at vocal chords and to aid in inserting a tracheal tube.
A disrupted or unstable video image may lead to delayed tracheal tube insertion, intubation failure and other serious adverse events, including death, according to the FDA.
Verathon sent a recall letter to customers Jan. 29 instructing them to either return or destroy affected products.
A company spokesperson tells IDDM that the recall is ongoing.