Fed­eral of­fi­cials are or­der­ing the re­call of nearly 2,800 ma­chines used to dis­in­fect med­i­cal scopes.

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They said com­pany vi­o­la­tions could lead to pa­tient in­fec­tions. The Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion said that Cus­tom Ul­tra­son­ics must re­call all of its en­do­scope re­pro­cess­ing de­vices, which are cur­rently used in hos­pi­tals and med­i­cal clin­ics through­out the U.S. The de­vices are in­tended to kill bac­te­ria and micro­organ­isms found on flex­i­ble en­do­scopes af­ter hos­pi­tal pro­ce­dures, so that they can be reused safely. But the Warmin­ster, Pa.based man­u­fac­turer has a history of vi­o­lat­ing fed­eral rules for man­u­fac­tur­ing and qual­ity con­trol.

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