Recall Or Safety Alert for Harmonic Ace® Laparoscopic scissors with 5 mm diameter + tissue adaptation technology (length 23 cm), c. HAR23 product and 5 mm diameter Harmonic Ace® Laparoscopic Scissors + tissue adaptation technology (length 36 cm), c. HAR36 product

According to Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios (Via FOI), this recall or safety alert involved a device in Spain that was produced by N/A.

What is this?

Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Recall / Safety Alert
  • Date
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  • Notes / Alerts
    The data from Spain is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Spain.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Action
    Removal from the market of certain batches of the Harmonic Ace® + Laparoscopic Scissors with tissue adaptation technology (23 cm and 36 cm) because they could have been assembled with an internal component that can cause continuous or inadvertent activation of the product.


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