Recall of Device Recall OPUS SpeedStitch Suture Cartridge

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

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
    endoscopic suturing device - Product Code KOG
  • Reason
    The product may lose sterility due to omission of the final pouch seal.
  • Action
    The firm has issued notification letters to all customers in the United States on June 29, 2006 via overnight delivery, advising customers to return all product with incomplete or missing seals to Arthocare.


  • Model / Serial
    All products consisting of lot number 110399, Catalog number OM-6006. This catalog number is referred to as the OPUS MiniPlus Implant Set.
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
  • Product Description
    OPUS SpeedStitch Suture Cartridge with Magnumwire, a component of the OPUS MiniPlus Implant Set, for use in placement of sutures through soft tissue in endoscopic and other limited access procedures.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    ArthroCare Corporation, 680 Vaqueros Ave, Sunnyvale CA 94085-3523
  • Source