Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Covidien

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por Medtronic.

¿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 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
    Open, Classified
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Staple, implantable - Product Code GDW
  • Causa
    Staplers fail to fire or partially fire and reports of the instrument articulating lever disengaging during use.
  • Acción
    Medtronic sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letters dated December 2 2015 and an Updated Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated January 13, 2016, to affected customers, via Federal Express. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to discontinue use of the product and return all inventory to Medtronic (Covidien), 195 McDermott Road, North Haven, CT 06473. For questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your Medtronic representative or Customer Service at (800) 882-5878.


  • Modelo / Serial
    RANGES OF LOT NUMBERS (all lot numbers within each range are affected) Lot # starting with P3C through P5B0521X P5D0410X through P5D0411X P5D0823X through P5D0829X  P5E0080X through P5E0082X  P5E0317X through P5E0320X  P5E0322X through P5E0324X  P5F0001X through P5F0002X  INDIVIDUAL LOT NUMBERS (in addition to ranges) P5C0239X, P5C0241X, P5C0508X, P5C0510X, P5C0512X, P5C0597X P5C0599X, P5C0601X, P5C0603X, P5C0684X, P5C0803X, P5C0805X, P5C0807X. P5E0527X, P5E0529X   P5D0067X, P5D0069X , P5D0073X, P5D0170X, P5D0413X, P5D0415X ,P5D0417X, P5D0419X, P5D0447X, P5D0623X, P5D0624X ,P5D0626X, P5D0628X   P5D0630X, P5E0525X, P5F0004X, P5F0006X, P5F0008X, P5F0010X, P5F0014X, P5F0017X, P5F0019X, P5F0021X, P5F0213X, P5F0217X
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide and the countries of Canada, Albania, ALGERIA, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
  • Descripción del producto
    Covidien Endo GIA Ultra Universal Standard Stapler Handle || Ref: EGIAUSTND || Product Usage: || The Endo GIA Ultra Universal Short, Endo GIA Ultra Universal and Endo GIA Ultra Universal XL staplers have applications in abdominal, gynecologic, pediatric and thoracic surgery for resection, transection and creation of anastomosis. It may be used for transection and resection of liver substance, hepatic vasculature and biliary structures. The Endo GIA Ultra Universal Short, Endo GIA Ultra Universal and Endo GIA Ultra Universal XL staplers when used with the Endo GIA curved tip single use reloads can be used to blunt dissect or separate target tissue from other tissue.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Medtronic, 60 Middletown Ave, North Haven CT 06473-3908
  • 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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