Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Covidien Duet TRS Loading Unit

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 Covidien LP.

¿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.

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  • Tipo de evento
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  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
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  • Estado del evento
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  • 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
    Duet trs may have the potential to injure adjacent anatomical structures which may result in life threatening post-operative complications.
  • Acción
    Covidien issued an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated August 21, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The firm sent a revised customer recall notification letter via FedEx overnight delivery to all customers who purchased Duet TRS" devices from August 2009- August 2012. This letter went to all customers whether they had been sent the August 21st letter or not. Users were advised that Covidien was recalling all lots of the Duet TRS Universal Straight and Articulating Single Use Loading Units (SULU). On August 23rd 2012, Covidien notified, via e-mail, perspective surgeons that were planning to participate in the "Duet TRS Patient Registry" of the recall and that as a result the Duet TRS registry program was discontinued. Customers were asked to complete and return a Recalled Product Form via fax to (800) 895-6140. Contact Covidien Customer Service at (800) 722-8772, option 1 for questions regarding this recall.


  • Modelo / Serial
    All lot numbers
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution.
  • Descripción del producto
    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.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Covidien LP, 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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