“If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
Covidien Duet TRS 60 4.8 mm Universal Articulating Single Use Loading Unit. || Product Code: DUET6048A. || Single Use Loading Unit (SULU) tissue reinforcement stapler. The Endo GIA Universal Staplers with Duet TRS reloads have applications in abdominal, gynecologic and pediatric surgery for resection, transection and creation of anastomoses. They may be used for transection and resection of liver substance, hepatic vasculature and biliary structures and for transection and resection of pancreas.