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Class 2 Device Recall Endopath ETSFlex Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutter

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  Class 2 Device Recall Endopath ETSFlex Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutter see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 25, 2003
Date Posted December 17, 2003
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 09, 2012
Recall Number Z-0213-04
Recall Event ID 27763
510(K)Number K961390  K020779  
Product Classification unknown device name - Product Code KOG
Product Ethicon Endo-Surgery Endopath ETS-Flex Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutter, 35mm Vascular/Thin, Product #ATW35.
Code Information Lot Numbers: T4VM9R, T4VN0R, T4VNOX, T4VP71, T4VR0U, T4VR3F, T4VR8Z, T4VT68, T4VT75, T4VU1Z, T4VV8U, T4VW33, T4VW34, T4VW7F, T4VW97, T4VX7P, T4VX7R, T4W03T, T4W11A, T4W11X, T4W188, T4W189, T4W31Y, T4W66N, T4W66T, T4W67V, T4W70V, T4W86G, T4W86H, T4W86N, T4WA3R, T4WA6T, T4WA9Z, T4WD68, T4WD6L, T4WD6M, T4WG04, T4WG05, T4WG4K, T4WG6T, T4WG90, T4WH0K, T4WH5J, T4WH5X, T4WH7N, T4WH9G, T4WK6Z, T4WK70, T4WL2U, T4WM6V, T4WN19, T4WN2K, T4WT0F, T4WT0G, T4WU2P, T4WU4L, T4WU5G, T4WU9W, T4WV7E, T4WV8X, T4WX7E, T4WY7P, T4WY7R, T4WZ62, T4X11U, T4X15M, T4X16G, T4X27L, T4X28X, T4X35P, T4X367, T4X46T, T4X46U, T4X631, T4X634, T4X706, T4X707, T4X708, T4X78T, T4X83P, T4X904, T4X905, T4X929, T4XA2Z, T4XA30, T4XC31, T4XE0A, T4XE20, T4XE21, T4XE8Z, T4XE9M, T4XE9N, T4XG9Y, T4XG9Z, T4XH00, T4XH01, T4XK06, T4XK08, T4XK09, T4XM47, T4XM48, T4XM7L, T4XN4Z, T4XN53, T4XN5N, T4XR2N, T4XR2R, T4XT15, T4XU8W, T4XV2K, T4XV2N, T4XW40, T4XW79, T4XZ9L, T4Y01X, T4Y02U, T4Y16K, T4Y16L, T4Y16M, T4Y21N, T4Y21P, T4Y21R, T4Y26W, T4Y26X, T4Y272, T4Y39G, T4Y39L, T4Y634, T4Y635, T4Y636, T4Y75M, T4Y75N, T4Y75P, T4Y75R, T4Y75T, T4YA05, T4YA06, T4YC2K, T4YC2M, T4YC2P.
Recalling Firm/
Ethicon Endo-Surgery
4545 Creek Rd
Cincinnati OH 45242-2803
For Additional Information Contact Mr. Dirk Stevens
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A defective articulation band may result in improper staple formation with possible hematosis.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action The firm contacted their customers by FedEx on 11/25/2003. The product will be returned and destroyed.
Quantity in Commerce 49,395
Distribution The product was shipped to hospitals and distributors located nationwide and worldwide.

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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = KOG and Original Applicant = ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.