Top reasons for recalls include software, quality and parts issues.
Medical device recalls were up more than 31% during Q2 2020, activity that suggests recalls will reach 1200 by the end of the year, according to Stericycle’s latest recall report.
The number of recalls also increased 21.5% this quarter, according to Stericycle’s Q3 2019 Recall Index.
A recent project conducted by Northeastern graduate students looked at device recalls over the past five years and some of the common threads.
Medical device recalls were at their lowest quarter since Q4 2011, according to Stericycle’s recall index for Q4 2017.