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Class 2 Device Recall Endo GIA Articulating Reloads with TriStaple Technology

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Date Initiated by Firm May 17, 2019
Create Date June 16, 2019
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1834-2019
Recall Event ID 82950
510(K)Number K111825  K160176  
Product Classification Staple, implantable - Product Code GDW
Code Information N6C0533UX N6C0582UX N6C0657UX N6C0681UX N6E0115UX N6E0116UX N6E0976UX N6E0977UX N6E0978UX N6E0979UX N6F0045UX N6F0046UX N6F0047UX N6F0048UX N6F0049UX N6F0050UX N6F0295UX N6F0503UX N6F0504UX N6F0505UX N6F0506UX N6F0507UX N6F0508UX N6F0509UX N6F0748UX N6F0758UX N6F0759UX N6F0760UX N6F0786UX N6F0787UX N6F0788UX N6G0068UX N6G0270UX N6G0271UX N6G0287UX N6G0288UX N6G0486UX N6G0499UX N6G0784UX N6G0785UX N6G0786UX N6H0105UX N6H0106UX N6H0107UX N6H0155UX N6H0156UX N6H0157UX N6H0173UX N6H0174UX N6H0298UX N6H0299UX N6H0302UX N6H0522UX N6H0693UX N6H0734UX N6H0909UX N6H0946UX N6J0040UX N6J0092UX N6K0302UX N6K0970UX N6K1067UX N6L0152UX N6M0328UX N7A0170UX N7C0475X N7C1091X N7C1092X N7D0104X N8A0087X N8D0035X N8D0225X 
Recalling Firm/
Covidien LLC
60 Middletown Ave
North Haven CT 06473-3908
For Additional Information Contact Customer Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The device may be missing one of two pin components that maintain alignment of the device jaws, resulting in incomplete staple formation which may lead to bleeding, anastomotic leak, peritonitis, or pneumothorax which can result in the potential for infection and/or sepsis.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action All consignees were notified by letter delivered via Federal Express and/or certified mail beginning May 17, 2019. The letter informs customers of the recall of specific item codes and production lots of Covidien Endo GIA Articulating Reloads with Tri-Staple Technology due to the potential for a device to be missing one of two pin components that maintain alignment of the device jaws. Through this notification customers are instructed to take the following actions: " Immediately quarantine and discontinue use of the affected item codes and lots. " Return affected product. " Forward the information to anyone who they have distributed affected Covidien Endo GIA" Articulating Reloads with Tri-Staple Technology. " Complete the Recalled Product Return Form. If you have any questions regarding this communication, please contact your Medtronic representative or Customer Service at 800-962-9888, option 2.
Quantity in Commerce 3,113,280
Distribution Nationwide domestic distribution, worldwide foreign distribution.
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = GDW and Original Applicant = Covidien
510(K)s with Product Code = GDW and Original Applicant = COVIDIEN, FORMERLY US SURGICAL A DIVISON OF TYCO H