Portugal withdraws Geon digital thermometers:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Portuguese healthcare regulatory body, Infarmed, has withdrawn all digital thermometers made by Geon Corporation in Taiwan. The decision follows an investigation into a series of adverse incidents, which revealed that the thermometer imported from Taiwan was recording 37degreesC at a body temperature of 40degreesC. Infarmed decided to implement a full withdrawal after concluding that the Chang Hua, Taiwan-based manufacturer was "not able to guarantee the correct operation of the device".