Recall of Device Recall Sharpoint 2.75 mm x 3.75 mm ClearTrap Trapezoid Knife Clear Corneal Implant Angled

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

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 3
  • 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
    Knife, Ophthalmic - Product Code HNN
  • Reason
    Text on product handle is incorrect.
  • Action
    The consignees were notified via fax on 8/21/03. One customer received a recall letter via mail on 8/22/03.


  • Model / Serial
    M190500 exp 11/2007 and M203840 exp 12/2007
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    The products were shipped to two hospitals in CA, two sales representatives in NC & IL, and three wholesalers in IL, Belgium, Canada, and Austrailia.
  • Product Description
    Sharpoint 2.75 mm x 3.75 mm ClearTrap Trapezoid Knife Clear Corneal Implant Angled. The product can be sold as an individual unit or in a box of 6 knives.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Surgical Specialties Corp, 100 Dennis Drive, Reading PA 19606-3776
  • Source