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Class 2 Device Recall Weck Hemoclip Traditional Ligating Clips

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Date Initiated by Firm October 24, 2003
Date Posted August 24, 2004
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 25, 2004
Recall Number Z-1387-04
Recall Event ID 29820
Product Classification Applier, Hemostatic Clip - Product Code HBT
Product Ref. No. 523770 Hemoclip, 15 Large Titanium Clips/Cartridge, and Ref. No. 523870 Hemoclip 10 Large Titanium Clips/Cartridge
Code Information All lots manufactured between 2001-8 through 2002-12 for the 15 and 10 Large Titanium Clips and additional lots 799983, 816529, 826816, and 840190 for the 10 Large Titanium Clips
Recalling Firm/
1 Weck Dr.
Research Triangle Park NC 27709
For Additional Information Contact Angela Tran
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Hole in the sterile unit blister pack that could compromise sterility.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action The consignees were notified of the recall via letter beginning October 24, 2003 asking for return of the product.
Quantity in Commerce 91,869 units for all products under recall
Distribution Nationwide and to accounts in Canada, Europe Asia, and South/Latin America
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.