The number of medical device recalls hit a two-year high in Q2 2022, data from Sedgwick Recall Index 2022 Edition 2 shows.

Medical device recalls reached their highest point over the last two years in the second quarter with safety and software issues named as the leading causes, according to a report from Sedgwick.

There were 268 recall events last quarter, a 34% increase from the first quarter of 2022, according to the report issued on Thursday. The total number of recalls is about 10% higher than the quarterly average for the last five years.

Safety concerns were the top reason for recalls, accounting for 48 in the quarter. Software issues were the second leading cause of recalls at 47, followed by mislabeling, quality and parts issues.

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