Recall of Device Recall ABC PROBE, 160636

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

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
    Electrosurgical, cutting & coagulation & accessories - Product Code GEI
  • Reason
    The internal electrode can protrude in front of ceramic insulator at the tip of the abc handpiece used with conmed electrosurgical units.
  • Action
    An Urgent Device Recall notification was issued 12/18/2008, which explained the problem/risk associated with the device, the discontinuance of use and the return of the device. If you have any questions, please contact 800-552-0138, ext. 5225.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot: 0306021 through 0806021
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and International
  • Product Description
    ABC PROBE REF 160636 5 mm Handswitching Probe, 36 cm QTY: 1 STERILE CONMED CORPORATION 525 French Rd, Utica, NY 13502 ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO || ABC PROBE REF 160636 5 mm Handswitching Probe, 36 cm QTY: 10 STERILE CONMED CORPORATION 525 FRENCH RD UTICA, NY 13502 ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO || Usage: Electrosurgical handpiece for use as monopolar electrosurgical accessory in conjunction with CONMED electrosurgical units equipped with argon beam coagulation.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    ConMed Electrosurgery, 14603 E Fremont Ave, Centennial CO 80112-4251
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source