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Class 2 Device Recall Covidien

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Date Initiated by Firm January 12, 2012
Date Posted February 13, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 24, 2016
Recall Number Z-0994-2012
Recall Event ID 60901
510(K)Number K080898  
Product Classification Staple, implantable - Product Code GDW
Product Code: DUET4548A

Product Usage:
The ENDO GIA UNIVERSAL Staplers with Duet TRS SULUs have applications in abdominal, gynecologic, pediatric and thoracic surgery for resection, transection and creation of anastomosis. They may be used for transection and resection of liver substance, hepatic vasculature and biliary structures.
Code Information All lots
Recalling Firm/
Covidien LP
60 Middletown Ave
North Haven CT 06473-3908
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Duet TRS Straight and Articulating Single Use (SULU)Loading Staplers used in thoracic surgery may result in serious injury or death
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action Covidien issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated January 12, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identified the affected products, problem, and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to immediately discontinue use of the device in thoracic surgery, Immediately advise all surgeons/surgery personnel of this recall and return products intended for thoracic use to Covidien by contacting Customer Service at SDFeedback@Covidien.com or 1-800-722-8772, option 1, to obtain a Return Goods Authorization prior to returning the affected units. Customers were advised to complete the Recall product return form in its entirety and return it with the returned units. For questions contact your Covidien representative or Quality Assurance at 203-492-5232.
Quantity in Commerce 97,326 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the countries of: ¿esk¿ republika, ASSAGAY, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Bulgaria Cairo,Egypt, Canada, Canary Islands, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kingdom of Bahrain, Korea, Republic of Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg, Nederland, Nelspruit, New Redruth, New Zealand, Norway, Nouvelle Caledonie, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Russia, Romania, Rustenburg, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Uae, Uae - Dubai, Umhlanga Rocks, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Wales.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = GDW and Original Applicant = TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP, LP