Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall DUET TRS Loading Units

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
  • 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
  • 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
    Missing component results in the stapler not firing.
  • Acción
    The firm, Covidien, sent a "Medical Device Recall" letter dated February 16, 2012 to customers via federal express. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to immediately discontinue use of Lot# N1H003LX of Duet TRS Articulating Loading Unit and segregate affected product; return inventory to Field Returns Department, 195 McDermott Road, North Haven, CT 06473 and contact customer service at or (800) 722-8772, option #1 for RGA # prior to returning; and complete and return the Recall Product Return Form via fax to (203) 822-6009 (all affected units must be returned with completed form through the Distributor). If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your Covidien representative or Quality Assurance at 203-492-5232, or Customer Service at 800-722-877 option 1 customer service.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot Number: N1H0037LX
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and country of: Venezuela.
  • Descripción del producto
    Covidien Duet TRS Articulating 60- 3.5MM, Single Use Loading Unit || Ref: DUET6035A || The ENDO GIA Universal Staplers with DUET TR S Loading Units have applications in abdominal, gynecologic and pediatric surgery for resection, transection, and creation of anastomosis. They may be used for transaction 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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