Recall of Serfas electrodes 90 3.5 mm with suction

According to L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), this recall involved a device in France that was produced by STRYKER.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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    French data is current through early September 2018. All of the data comes from L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), 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 France.
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    The STRYKER company has withdrawn from the market on May 15, 2007 batches 06361AE2 to 07044AE2 of the medical device called "Serfas electrodes 90 3.5 mm with suction" reference 0279351100 used in arthroscopy following a risk of short circuit related to a liquid leak at the level of the handpiece. The company has directly notified the recipients of the incriminated lots with the message attached (15/05/2007) (23 KB) validated by Afssaps. This information is addressed to the directors of health establishments, local correspondents of materiovigilance and pharmacists for dissemination, where appropriate, to the services concerned. The relevant European Competent Authorities are informed of this measure by the manufacturer.


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