Amid an ongoing investigation into superbug outbreaks nationwide, U.S. regulators have ordered a Pennsylvania company to recall its scope-cleaning machines used at UCLA and more than 1,000 other hospitals and clinics.
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it ordered the recall
because Custom Ultrasonics had continued to violate federal law and those lapses could result in an increased risk of infection for patients.
The agency said an estimated 2,800 automated endoscope reprocessors made by Custom Ultrasonics are used by hospitals and outpatient clinics in the U.S.
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