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Recall: Ethicon Endo-Surgery pulls surgical staplers over performance issues

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:25pm
Mass Device

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery initiated a global recall of certain lots of its Proximate surgical staplers and accessories over concerns about firing issues.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Proximate Surgical Stapler

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery pulled more than 500 lots of its Proximate surgical staplers over performance issues that may cause the devices to misfire.

The medical device company issued a global recall of certain lots of its Proximate PPH and HCS hemorrhoidal circular staplers and accessories "due to difficulty firing the device which may result in incomplete firing  stroke, that may result in an incomplete staple formation," according to the recall report.

"The voluntary recall is being conducted with the full knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration," according to the report. "We are working to implement actions to resume production."

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