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FDA: Check Power Cords on Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration warns health care facilities and people who use medical devices at home to check the power cords for wear and tear, especially if oxygen is being used nearby. The FDA has more than 120 reports of sparking, charring, and fires from cords used by two device manufacturers, Hospira Inc. and Abbott Nutrition, and is concerned that there may be similar problems with cords on other devices. 

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