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Three major hazards were identified by the SCENIHR--a remaining contamination, the persistence of chemical substances used during the reprocessing process, and the alterations in the performance of the single use medical devices due to the reprocessing.
Single use medical devices (SUDs), such as surgical saw blades, angioplasty catheters and endotracheal tubes, are manufactured and designed for use on a single patient.
On that date according to the FDA, Hygia Health Services lost all rights to market reprocessed single use medical devices specific to those 5-10k numbers.