Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Covidien Valleylab Laparoscopic Wire Retractable Electrode (used in laparoscopic and thoracic surgeries for electrosurgical cutting and coagulation)

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Covidien Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class II
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    This recall action is being conducted due to the potential for compromise of the packaging resulting in a breach of the sterile barrier. the use of products with this packaging defect may increase risk of infection. there have been no reports of serious injury associated with this issue.
  • Acción
    Covidien is advising users to inspect and quarantine any remaining unused products for return for credit. There is not a replacement product available at this time. This action has been closed-out on 10/05/2017.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Covidien Valleylab Laparoscopic Wire Retractable Electrode (used in laparoscopic and thoracic surgeries for electrosurgical cutting and coagulation)Multiple Item Codes and Lot Numbers affectedARTG Numbers: 178655, 178370
  • Manufacturer


  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “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.
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