Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Endo GIA Ultra Universal Stapler Handles (Short, Standard & XL versions)

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 is being conducted following customer reports of instruments failing to fire or partially firing and reports of the instrument's articulating lever disengaging during use. if the instrument fails to fire or partially fires, or if the articulating lever disengages, there is a potential for minor bleeding should partial fire occur on vasculature and extended procedure time if an alternate device is not readily available. there is a rare potential for conversion from a laparoscopic procedure to an open procedure if the hospital does not have another functioning device from the sponsor or from another vendor. no patient injuries related to these issues have been reported.
  • Acción
    The sponsor is advising users to inspect stock and quarantine the affected units prior to their return. This action has been closed-out on 5/12/2016.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Endo GIA Ultra Universal Stapler Handles (Short, Standard & XL versions)Multiple Lot Numbers affectedARTG Number: 178675
  • 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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