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Class 2 Device Recall Endo GIA Auto Suture Universal Articulating Loading

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  Class 2 Device Recall Endo GIA Auto Suture Universal Articulating Loading see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 12, 2020
Create Date October 01, 2020
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0006-2021
Recall Event ID 86214
510(K)Number K111825  
Product Classification Staple, implantable - Product Code GDW
Product Endo GIA Auto Suture Universal Articulating Loading Unit 45 mm - 3.5 mm, Item Code 030455 - Product Usage: The Endo GIA universal staplers have applications in abdominal, gynecologic, pediatric and thoracic surgery for resection, transection and creation of anastomosis.
Code Information Lot Numbers:  T0A019X T7K037X T8H021X T8L102X T9E097X T0A105X T7K038X T8H050X T8L103X T9E098X T0A117X T7K039X T8J044X T8M010X T9F025X T0A141X T7K040X T8J045X T9A037X T9F047X T0B132X T7K041X T8J060X T9A128X T9F048X T0C045X T7L040X T8K044X T9B002X T9F098X T0C102X T7L041X T8K045X T9B003X T9H112X T0C128X T8B042X T8K046X T9C065X T9H146X T0D057X T8B043X T8K052X T9C066X T9K003X T0D120X T8C032X T8K075X T9C111X T9L039X T7G002X T8C033X T8K076X T9C145X T9M029X T7H005X T8E059X T8K092X T9D140X T9M049X T7H008X T8E060X T8L033X T9E027X T9M050X T7K036X T8H020X T8L099X
Recalling Firm/
Covidien, LP
60 Middletown Ave
North Haven CT 06473-3908
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The device staples may not properly form upon application preventing adequate hemostasis. Use of a product with this assembly error may result in incomplete staple formation.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action Urgent Medical Device Recall notification letters dated 8/12/20 were sent to customers. Required Actions: 1.Please immediately quarantine and discontinue use of affected item codes with associated lot numbers listedon Attachment A. 2.Please return affected product as indicated below. All unused products from the affected item codes and associated lot numbers must be returned. 3.If you have distributed the Covidien Endo GIA" Auto Suture" universal articulating loading units listed on Attachment A, please promptly forward the information from this letter to those recipients. 4.Complete the Recalled Product Return Form even if you do not have inventory. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. We are committed to patient safety and appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. 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 900,007 total
Distribution Worldwide distribution - US Nationwide and Global 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, FORMERLY US SURGICAL A DIVISON OF TYCO H