Safety Alert for Endo-Surgery Ligaclip Extra ligating clip cartridges

According to Department of Health, this safety alert involved a device in Hong Kong that was produced by Ethicon Endo-Surgery.

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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
    Safety alert
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Hong Kong data is current through September 2018. All of the data comes from the Department of Health (Hong Kong), 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 data from the U.S. and Hong Kong.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Medical Device Safety Alert
  • Reason
    Medical device safety alert: ethicon endo-surgery ligaclip extra ligating clip cartridges medical device manufacturer, ethicon endo-surgery, has issued a field safety notice concerning ligaclip extra ligating clip cartridges (product code lt300). the manufacturer recently became aware of the distribution of counterfeit ligaclip extra ligating clip cartridges. it was purchased in the united states from an unauthorized distributor. according to the manufacturer, the performance, mechanical properties, biocompatibility and sterility of the counterfeit products could not be confirmed. the manufacturer advised users not to use the products if they suspect the product is counterfeit. if you are in possession of the products, please contact your supplier for necessary actions. posted 15 jun 2012.


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    Medical Device Safety Alert: Ethicon Endo-Surgery Ligaclip Extra ligating clip cartridges
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