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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-1836-2019
Recall Event ID 82950
510(K)Number K111825  K160176  
Product Classification Staple, implantable - Product Code GDW
Code Information N6E0295UX N6H0576UX N6J1092UX N6K0230UX N6K0938UX N6L0422URX N6L0777UX N6M0607UX N7A0415UX N7C0112X N7D1013X N7E1089X N7F0275X N7F1126X N7G0444X N7H0047X N7H1067X N7J0175X N7L0825X N8A0249X N8A0655X N8B0455X N8B0945X N8C0757X N8C1213X N8D0593X N8D0907X N8E0015X N8G0648X N8J0764X N8K0823KY N8K0840Y N8L0166Y N8L0436Y N8M0845Y N9A0204Y N9B0455Y 
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