Recall of Device Recall 45cm Laparoscopic Instruments Sterilization tray

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

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
    Sterilization wrap containers, trays, cassettes & other accessories - Product Code KCT
  • Reason
    During testing and review, stryker endoscopy discovered that the sterilization parameters for the 132 degree c gravity steam sterilization cycle in the ifu may not consistently sterilize all instruments in the 45cm laparoscopic instruments tray.
  • Action
    Stryker Endoscopy sent a "URGENT: DEVICE CORRECTION" letter dated June 8, 2011 to affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. Customers were instructed to discard all old Instructions for Use sheets for their 45cm Laparoscopic Tray and download the new IFU from the URL link: tray. Additionally, customers were instructed to complete and return an attached "acknowledgement of receipt" form and fax to 408-754-8378 or scan and e-mail to Questions can be answered by calling 1-800-624-4422 or by e-mail at


  • Model / Serial
    Model number 250-015-704. All serial/lot numbers.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution--USA (nationwide) and countries of Brazil, Canada, Chili, Germany , Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
  • Product Description
    45cm Laparoscopic Instruments Sterilization tray. || Manufactured by: Stryker Endoscopy, 5900 Optical Court,San Jose, CA 95138 || Designed to hold laparoscopic surgical manual instruments which are intended for cutting, holding, grasping and manipulating tissue, organs, organ area, surgical auxiliaries such as suturing material. The 45cm Lap tray can hold up to 11 instruments in the top tier and a combination of instruments in the bottom tier provided that the total weight of the loaded tray does not exceed 6.53 kg.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Endoscopy, 5900 Optical Ct, San Jose CA 95138-1400
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source