Ethicon issued a Class 1 recall for nearly 100,000 gastrointestinal surgical staplers because because they can misfire and cause severe injury or death to patients.
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Class 1 Recall for Ethicon Surgical Stapler
May 2019 — Ethicon Inc. and the FDA have announced a Class 1 Recall for nearly 100,000 staplers used in gastrointestinal surgery because they can misfire and cause severe injury or death to patients.
What is the Risk?
Ethicon has received reports of at least 2 patients who needed additional surgery to remove part of their rectum as a result of the staplers malfunctioning.
The recalled surgical staplers can cause severe injuries to patients, such as:
- The need for permanent ostomy “bag”
- Life-long nutritional and digestive issues
- Leak in the closure (anastomotic leak)
- Additional surgeries
- Need for additional closures (anastomoses)
- Need for antibiotics
- Additional imaging studies
Who is Affected?
The recall affects gastrointestinal surgeons who use Ethicon Endo-Surgery Intraluminal Staplers to make connections between structures (anastomoses). Patients may be affected if they have had intestinal surgery for colorectal cancer, bariatric surgery, and other procedures.
What Ethicon Staplers Were Recalled?
Ethicon recalled approximately 92,496 Endo-Surgery endoscopic and non-endoscopic staplers with adjustable height staples.
The recalled stapler have codes CDH21A, CDH25A, CDH29A, CDH33A, ECS21A, ECS25A, ECS29A, ECS33A. They were manufactured between March 6, 2018 and March 6, 2019, and distributed between March 15, 2018 and March 8, 2019.
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