Medical device recalls rise 31% in Q2

The variety of medical gadget remembers has actually increased 31.2 percent in the second quarter of 2020, according to Stericycles Q2 recall index..

Maia Anderson –
Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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For the very first time in 16 successive quarters, security issues accounted for 48 remembers, or 14.1 percent, of all the recalls in the second quarter, overtaking software application concerns. Cyberattacks targeting health systems, healthcare facilities and health care companies are still on the rise, and connected medical gadgets are vulnerable, according to the report..

Sanitation issues impacted the most units, accounting for 62.9 percent of recalled units..

The overall variety of remembers in the second quarter was 341, surpassing 300 for the very first time in 2 years. While the average recall size was lower than the first quarter, the variety of remembers puts the medical device market on track for 1,200 recalls by the end of the year, which would be a yearly increase of 35 percent over 2019..

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Out of all of the recalls, 83.3 percent affected products that were distributed nationwide, and 48.4 percent affected items distributed internationally..

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The number also doesnt consist of unofficial recalls of face masks and other individual protective equipment managed at the state level..

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