Cochlear, a bionic ear maker, has announced a recall of their devices after some of them suddenly stopped working, according to news sources.
The products subject to recall are the Nucleus CI500 devices. Specifically, there has been an issue with the CI512 model.
More than 17,000 of the devices were sold in the 2010-2011 financial year in 100 different countries.
The company does not believe that the device failure will lead to any other problems for people who have an inoperative device installed. The company is not sure how many of them have stopped working so far. Replacements are available to consumers while the company attempts to fix the problem with the CI500 units.
The devices recalled are the thinnest implants on the market, measuring 3.9 millimeters thick.
If you have one of these devices, it is recommended you keep using it if you haven’t had any problems.
As a product liability lawyer in Los Angeles, if you or a loved one has been injured because of medical device, I suggest you seek medical attention right away. It can also be just as important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to monetary compensation as a result of getting injured because of a defective or recalled product. You should also remember that the longer you take to contact someone about your case the more chance you have to lose evidence.