Recall of Device Recall Smith & Nephew

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Smith & Nephew, Inc. Endoscopy Division.

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
    Suture Passer - Product Code NBW
  • Reason
    Product is labeled as reusable but there is a potential that the cannulated handle of the product cannot be cleaned adequately following use.
  • Action
    Smith & Nephew notified accounts by letter on 3/1/07, users are advised to destroy product and return unused product in their inventory. A reply form is required to be completed.


  • Model / Serial
    All lot codes
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    World wide- USA and Canada, Belgium. Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Argentina. Chile, Columbia, Brazil, China. Japan, Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia. Taiwan, Singapore, India, , Dubai, Mexico, Australia, Egypt. Switzerland, New Zealand and Norway
  • Product Description
    Smith & Nephew Suture Passer 2 inch || Part Number : 7209167
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Smith & Nephew, Inc. Endoscopy Division, 150 Minuteman Drive, Andover MA 01810-1031
  • Source