Q1 Recalls Snapshot: It’s A Mixed Bag As Device Recalls Fall 10% But Recalled Units Rise 3%
Recalls initiated by the medical device industry were relatively stable in the first quarter of 2021 as companies recalled 212 products, a 10% decrease from the previous quarter. Check out our Q1 recalls infographic for more.
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