Recall of ConMed Linvatec Surgical Video Cart

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Conmed Linvatec Endoscopy Division.

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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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Surgical camera and accessories - Product Code KQM
  • Reason
    The recall was initiated because conmed linvatec has determined there is a possibility the wheel caster(s) may become loose which may result in the wheel caster(s) falling out of the base of the vp8500 video cart. the potential for the wheel caster or casters to fall out of the base of the cart may result in a potential tip hazard.
  • Action
    The recall was initiated by the firm sending the recall information packet via UPS overnight delivery to the Distribution and Sales Force in May 2008. The packet included: 1. Recall Notification and reply form for each consignee. 2. Instructions on the procedure to conduct the recall of the VP8500. 3. A list of affected consignees in their territory. The Recall Notification informed the customers of the potential for the wheel caster(s) to fall out of the base of the cart which may result in a potential tip hazard. The customers were instructed to discontinue the use of the VP8500 Video Cart immediately if the wheel caster(s) show any signs of being loose and to complete the recall reply form. Upon receipt of notification, distributors are supposed to : 1. Visit the affected accounts and provide them with a copy of the Recall Notification to inform them of the recall and the Recall Acknowledgment Reply Form which is to be mailed or faxed back to the firm. 2. Schedule the delivery and installation of refurbished carts to replace the recalled cart(s) by contacting Jill Cover, ConMed Linvatec Endoscopy Division at (888) 292-0100, ext. 8157 or e-mail to arrange for replacement. 3. Move medical devices, etc. from the recalled cart(s) and set up the refurbished cart(s) with the required equipment at the account's location. (ProMEDICA will arrange for shipping of the recalled cart(s) back to ProMEDICA.)


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog Number: VP8500;   Serial #;s: 6080185, 6080285, 6080385, 6080485, 6080585, 6080685, 6080785, 6080885, 6080985, 6081085, 6081185, 6081285, 6081385, 6081485, 6081585, 6081685, 6081785, 6081885, 6081985, 6082085, 6082185, 6082285, 6082385, 6082485, 6082585, 6082685, 6082785, 6082885, 6082985, 6083085, 6083185, 6083285, 6083385, 6083485, 6083585, 6083685, 6083785, 6083885, 6083985, 6084085, 6090185, 6090285, 6090385, 6090485, and 6090585.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution including states of: AK, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MD, NC, NY, OH, and PA and country of Canada.
  • Product Description
    ConMed Linvatec Surgical Video Cart, Catalogue Number: VP8500
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Conmed Linvatec Endoscopy Division, 7416 Hollister Ave, Goleta CA 93117-2583
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source