Recall: SAM Extremity Tourniquets
On 2018-05-01, the FDA announced that SAM Medical is conducting a recall on Extremity Tourniquets due to a possible undetermined hazard. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) SAM during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
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Company Contact Information:
Name: SAM Medical
Phone: 1 800- 580-3519
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Because the region was not specified, it is assumed that this product was available nationwide.
Product Description: Extremity Tourniquets
Brand Name(s): SAM
Reason for Recall: Undetermined Hazard
Official Recall Date: 2018-05-01
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
SAM Medical today announced it is conducting a voluntary international recall of all unused SAM XT Extremity Tourniquets (SAM XT). The company initiated the recall after internal testing indicated a possible failure of the stitches securing the buckle to the nylon belt could occur, posing a potential risk when used on a human patient to stop arterial blood flow. To date, there have been no reports of adverse health consequences received. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration and other relevant Competent Authorities. Read More.
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