Recall of Device Recall Light Source, Endoscopic, Xenon Arc

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

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
    Light source, endoscope, xenon arc - Product Code GCT
  • Reason
    Linvatec corporation dba conmed linvatec, largo, fl initiated a recall of their products ls7700 xenon universal light source and ls7600 xenon light source are intended to be used with an endoscope to provide illumination during endoscopic procedures.
  • Action
    Linvatec Corporation sent an "URGENT Medical Device Recall Notification letter dated May 20, 2011 to its customers via FedEx service. Firm advised their suppliers of the Light Sources potentially has unapproved components and does not meet the finished product requirement. The distributors and end user level are advised if any affected product is in their possession can be used until returned for advance exchange. The customers were instructed to: 1) locate the identified product by serial number at your facility and complete the Reply Form attached; 2) Contact ConMed Linvatec Customer Service (800-237-0169) to receive SR Number Advance Exchange affected product only. Once Customer Service authorizes the SR Number your Advance Exchange Light Source will be shipped to your facility; 3) Once replacement unit is received, utilize the packaging material to return the recalled Light Source to ConMed Linvatec using the enclosed FedEx Airway Bill. Mail or FAX copy of Reply Form to ConMed Linvatec; 4) Complete and return a copy of the Reply Form. For questions contact your local ConMed Linvatec office or email, Customer Service at 800-237-0169 or fax to 727-319-5701.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide and the countries of Canada, DK, HK, IN, IT, KR, MY, RU, CO, VN, ZA.
  • Product Description
    ***REF LS7700***Qty 1*** EC REP*** ConMed Linvatec Xenon Universal Light Source
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Linvatec Corp. dba ConMed Linvatec, 11311 Concept Blvd, Largo FL 33773-4908
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source