Recall of Device Recall Inflow/Outflow Cannula

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
    Arthroscope - Product Code HRX
  • Reason
    Insufficient cleaning instruction were included for the inflow/outflow cannula in the user manual.
  • Action
    The firm, Stryker, issued an "URGENT: DEVICE CORRECTION" memo dated March 8, 2011 to all customers. The memo described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to discard any old Instructions for Use (1000-400-816 rev. A or B) for their Inflow/Outflow Cannual; download the new IFU (1000-400-816 rev. C) from the URL link:; ensure they follow the new cleaning instructions provided in the IFU and complete and return the enclosed "acknowledgement of receipt" form and fax to (408) 754-8378 or scan in and email to Stryker stated in the memo that "It is important to send the self addressed confirmation forms back to Stryker RAQA". If you have any questions regarding this letter, please contact us by phone at 1-800-624-4422 or via email at


  • Model / Serial
    Part number 747-031-650
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA including states of: AL, ALASKA, AK, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, and WY; and countries of: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    Inflow/Outflow Cannula; || Qty: 1; || distributed by Stryker Endoscopy, 5900 Optical Court, San Jose, CA 95138 || The inflow/outflow cannula is intended as a general purpose, concomitant suction and irrigation device for use in endoscopic surgeries. It will be used by orthopedic surgeons in arthroscopic knee and shoulder procedures as well as used in conjunction with the Stryker Flow Control Arthroscopy pump and with all 502-477-xxx scopes. The design included dual scope sheaths made of metal that offer two important features. First, it will separate the inflow irrigation to the operative site from the outflow irrigation out of the operative site. Second, the cannula will have a dual stopcock design that will separately control the inflow and outflow irrigation ports.
  • Manufacturer


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