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Class 2 Device Recall Kit containing Endopath ETSFlex Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutter

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  Class 2 Device Recall Kit containing 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-0223-04
Recall Event ID 27763
Product Classification Instrument, Ultrasonic Surgical - Product Code LFL
Product FlexTray Procedure Delivery System Endopath General Laparoscopic Tray, Product #TGL56.
Code Information Lot Numbers: T4YD0G
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 6
Distribution The product was shipped to hospitals and distributors located nationwide and worldwide.
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.