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Class 2 Device Recall The ECHELON 60 Endoscopic Linear Cutter

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 Class 2 Recall
The ECHELON 60 Endoscopic Linear Cutter
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Date Posted May 18, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on March 22, 2013
Recall Number Z-1627-2012
Recall Event ID 61750
Premarket Notification
510(K) Numbers
K051002  K070887 
Product Classification Staple, Implantable - Product Code GDW
Product The ECHELON 60 Endoscopic Linear Cutter - Straight, compact ECHELON 60 Endoscopic Linear Cutter - Straight, and the Long ECHELON 60 Endoscopic Linear Cutter - Straight are sterile, single patient use instruments that deliver staples while simultaneously dividing tissue between rows. ECHELON 60 instruments with white, blue, gold, and green reloads deliver two triple-staggered rows of staples. The instruments have a staple line that is approximately 60 mm long and a cut line that is approximately 57 mm long. A staple retaining cap on the reload protects the staple leg points during shipping and transportation. Sterile products are individually packed in a transparent tray sealed with Tyvek®. Each tray is placed in an individual carton. 3 individual cartons are placed in a corrugated shipper. The ECHELON 60 Endoscopic Linear Cutter  Straight, Compact ECHELON 60 Endoscopic Linear Cutter  Straight, and the Long ECHELON 60 Endoscopic Linear Cutter  Straight are intended for transection, resection, and/or creation of anastomoses. The instruments have application in multiple open or minimally invasive general, gynecologic, urologic, thoracic, and pediatric surgical procedures. They can be used with staple line or tissue buttressing materials.
Code Information Model # EC60: H44T06, J4A56P, J4A67X, H44T6E, J4A650, J4A762, J4A49A, J4A65N, J4A766, J4A49G, J4A677, J4A76F, J4A567, J4A67D, J4A76L, J4A56F, J4A67H, J4A771; Model # LONG60 lots: H44R8A , H44U3R , H44X17 , J4A55E , J4A64A; Model # SC60: H44R6C, J4A777, J4A58D, J4A77F, J4A58N, J4A78Y, J4A58P.
Recalling Firm/
Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc
4545 Creek Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242-2803
For Additional Information Contact Thomas A. Morris
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is a possibility of a component breakage, which may cause the device to stay locked on tissue after firing. If the component exhibits this issue, the device does not open either with the anvil release button or with the manual firing release lever.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Ethicon Endo-Surgery sent an Urgent Device Recall letter dated March 19, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to examine their inventory immediately to determine if they have the affected product and to remove the affected product. Fill out the Business Reply Form and fax it to 1-513-337-4138 within 3 business days, even if they do not have the affected product in their inventory. Ethicon will automatically replace any affected product returned by June 29, 2012. Customers were asked to share this information with appropriate staff. If customers should need clinical or product support call 1-800-873-3636, option 6, or contact their local sales representative. For questions regarding this recall call 513-337-7000.
Quantity in Commerce 3120
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including AL, AR, CA, CO, FL, IA, IL, KS, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NM, NY, OH, SC, TX & VA; and the countries of Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Australia, Egypt, Singapore, Belgium, Greece, Slovenia, Brazil, India, South Africa, China, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Japan & Venezuela.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = GDW and Original Applicant = ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.
510(K)s with Product Code = GDW and Original Applicant = ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC