PRODUCT RECALL | Cochlear implant device recalled due to malfunctions

NATIONAL – According to MedPage Today, “Makers of a cochlear implant device have issued a voluntary recall of the device due to malfunctions that may cause severe pain and shocking sensations within a few days of activation.” According to the manufacturer, “Advanced Bionics, the HiRes 90K cochlear implant had to be removed from two patients after they experienced pain, overly loud sounds, and/or shocks eight to 10 days after the device was implanted.” Advanced Bionics said “that the risk of adverse events is remote and that it is working with the FDA to make changes in the product.”

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