FDA warns of cross-contamination from endoscopy connectors

The FDA is alerting healthcare providers and facilities about the risk of cross-contamination with the ERBEFLO port connector used in gastrointestinal endoscopy.  The device, manufactured by Erbe USA Inc., does not include a backflow prevention feature that would prevent the connector, tubing, and/or water bottle from becoming contaminated with blood, stool, or other fluids from previous patients that travel back through the endoscope channels into the connector and tubing. Read the FDA safety alert.