Medical Device Software Recalls Summary 2007

In an AAMI Webinar John Murray of FDA indicated that it appears that software issues comprise 16 percent of medical device recalls and there is some thought to developing some special procedures for handling these. SoftwareCPR has found approximately 75 recalls related to software as of the end of November 2007 for the year which is about the same total as 2006 for the year.

What’s New

FDA:  Exemptions, Variances, and Alternate Forms of Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Devices

Manufacturers, importers, and user facilities can request an exemption or variance from any or all of the medical device reporting requirements in 21 CFR Part 803.  Read more:  https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/medical-device-reporting-mdr-how-report-medical-device-problems/exemptions-variances-and-alternate-forms-adverse-event-reporting-medical-devices

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