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Hennepin County (MN) Medical Center tells 2,600 patients device was not properly disinfected

Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 23, 2010
About 2,600 patients at Hennepin County MN) Medical Center are being notified that they were treated with a medical device that was not properly disinfected, the hospital disclosed. The danger to patients is "remote," the hospital said, but the discovery nonetheless prompted the manufacturer of the disinfecting equipment, Minntech, to issue an urgent recall on June 17. The alert warned customers that the problem was due to a misprint in the application guide, which could result in "inadequate high-level disinfection" and potentially spread infections to patients.