The worst catheter-based device recalls of 2020

Top: Teleflex Langston Dual Lumen catheter; Bottom: BSX Imager II, Endologix Ovation iX, Teleflex AC3 Optimus Intra-Aortic balloon pump

The U.S. saw nine serious medical device recalls related to catheters in 2020 — up from four the previous year, according to the FDA.

FDA in 2020 reported a total 33 medical device recalls at its most serious Class I level, down from 49 in 2019.

The list of the most serious catheter-based device recalls in 2020 includes products from major companies including Medtronic and Teleflex, and catheters ranging from congenital heart treatment devices to contrast material delivery devices.

Here are the nine most serious catheter-based device recalls of 2020.

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