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Covidien Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Shiley™ Tracheostomy Tubes

BOULDER, CO--(ENEWSPF)--April 24, 2010.Covidien (NYSE: COV) has initiated a voluntaryrecall of certain lots of its cuffed ShileyTM tracheostomy tubes andCustom/Specialty tracheostomy tubes due to the product’s cuff not holding air asa result of leaks in the pilot balloon inflation assembly. With respect to theaffected units, if a cuff does not hold air, ventilation will be adverselyaffected since the ability to generate positive pressure in the airway could becompromised by lack of cuff seal. This could result in a sudden decrease in theamount of oxygen in the blood or a sudden increase in the amount . . .

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