EmaxHealth.com reports on the analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University researchers on reprocessed medical devices in its piece, Hospitals Going Green: Reducing Waste and Clearing the Air:

A recent report from the US Government Accountability Office concluded that reprocessed devices, when handled properly, do not present an increased health risk over new devices. The reprocessing industry has been regulated by the FDA since 2000 and there have been no reports of patient safety concerns.