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Class 2 Device Recall ECHELON Endopath Stapler

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  Class 2 Device Recall ECHELON Endopath Stapler see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 11, 2023
Date Posted January 26, 2024
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0834-2024
Recall Event ID 93735
510(K)Number K163454  
Product Classification Staple, implantable - Product Code GDW
Product ENDOPATH ECHELON 45mm RELOADS WITH GRIPPING SURFACE TECHNOLOGY (GST), ECHELON Endopath Stapler, Endoscopic Linear Cutter Reload (+Gripping Surface technology), 45MM WHITE VASCULAR/THIN, Product No. GST45W
Code Information UDI-DI 10705036014928 Lots 442C02 and 442C03
Recalling Firm/
Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc
4545 Creek Rd
Blue Ash OH 45242-2803
For Additional Information Contact Ethicon Resource Department
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is the potential for incomplete staple line formation during the firing sequence, without most or all staples, which may lead to insufficient tissue apposition that could require surgical intervention. This may result in bleeding, prolonged surgery, or surgical delay.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action On December 11, 2023, the firm notified affected consignees through URGENT VOLUNTARY MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL (REMOVAL) letters. Customers were instructed to cease use and distribution of affected product lots. Customers should examine their inventory immediately to determine if they have affected product. Affected product should be quarantined. Unused affected product should be returned. If you require any assistance with returning product, please contact Sedgwick at 888-591-5087 and reference Event # 6925. If you have additional questions regarding this voluntary medical device recall, please contact the Ethicon Resource Department at 1-877-ETHICON (1-877-384-4266). The Ethicon Resource Department is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET.
Quantity in Commerce 22,616 (US), 4,476 (OUS)
Distribution Worldwide distribution - US Nationwide and the countries of Canada and Brazil.
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 = ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC