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  Class 2 Device Recall Ethicon see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 03, 2003
Date Posted September 23, 2003
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 06, 2012
Recall Number Z-1261-03
Recall Event ID 27162
Product Classification Instrument, Surgical, Disposable - Product Code KDC
Product ETHICON brand surgical device with an added label with the labeling Manufactured by: MedSurg Solutions, 3025 Harbor Lane suite 104 Plymouth, MN 55447 and/or another additional label which states MEDSURG 3025 Harbor Lane, Suite 104, Plymouth, MN 55447 Steriliation Date:.
The product labels also state the following firm: ETHICON, INC. SOMERVILLE, N.J. 08876-0151

The product described on label is a: Cutter, Linear 55mm and 75mm, item numbers TCT75 and TLC55.
Code Information all codes.
Recalling Firm/
International Surgical Supply, Inc.
8585 NW 72nd St.
Miami FL 33166
For Additional Information Contact James M. Vogt
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Various Sterile Expired and Non-expired Ethicon brand surgical devices were resterilized without adequate validations and distributed.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action The firm sent an e-mail recall notification and request for response on 9/3/2003, to the one direct account in Minnesota requesting quarantine and return of product and also subrecall down to the hospital/health professional level.
Quantity in Commerce 24
Distribution Product was distributed to a direct consignee/distributor in Minnesota and also directly to the only two hospital/health professional accounts involved both in Tennessee.
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.