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U.K. Regulators Warn on Unomedical's Endotracheal Tubes



5/29/2013 8:22:47 AM

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The U.K. warns healthcare providers about Unomedical’s recalled endotracheal tubes, which are subject to delamination that could block a patient’s airway. U.K. regulators issued a safety alert for some endotracheal tubes produced by Unomedical, a subsidiary of ConvaTec. The U.K. Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory agency is asking healthcare providers to identify and return affected devices to ConvaTec. The damaged devices are sold under 3 product names: the Unomedical UnoFlex, the Euromedical TrachealFlex and the PharmaPlast The endotracheal tubes are single-use products used to provide an unobstructed airway to and from the lungs.

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