Recall of Device Recall SurgiCounter Charging Cradle

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker 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
    Counter, sponge, surgical - Product Code LWH
  • Reason
    Faulty surgicounter charging cradle can prevent the scanner from charging or downloading information after a procedure.
  • Action
    On 6/16/2013, Improvements to the SurgiCounter" charging base notifications were emailed to the affected users with instructions for requesting a replacement product. The notification included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, and instructions for responding to the notification. For questions, call the Support team any time at (877) 520-2300 option 1, or


  • Model / Serial
    Part number: SC-0014 All lots at time of notice 6/16/2013
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution in the states of AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, and WY.
  • Product Description
    The SurgiCounter Charging Cradle || Product Usage: || SurgiCounter Charging Cradles are designed to be used with the SurgiCounter and are part of the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System. The SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System is indicated for use in counting and recording the number of Safety-Sponge surgical sponges, laparotomy sponges, and towels used during surgical procedures.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation, 4100 E Milham Ave, Portage MI 49002-9704
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source