Recall of Electrical Power Cord

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

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
    Laparoscope, general &, plastic surgery - Product Code GCJ
  • Reason
    The electrical cord power plug design may allow the prongs to develop a fracture inside or outside the plug, if the plug is misused.
  • Action
    Stryker Endoscopy sent an URGENT: Device Recall letter dated April 16, 2010, to Stryker Sales reps and all customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to: Locate the affected units. Visually inspect each cord for damage. If the cord has bent or cracked prongs the unit should be taken out of service immediately. The customer was instructed to call a Regulatory Affairs Recall Representative at (408) 754-2738 for further instruction. If the cord did not show signs of damage, it could remain in service. An acknowledgement form was included to document confirmation of receipt of the letter. Upon completion of the power cord inspection, customers were to sign the acknowledgement form indicating that all of their units were inspected. Customers were asked to mail the form to Stryker Endoscopy or fax to (408) 754-8378 or scan the card and email to For questions regarding this recall call the Stryker RA/QA Department at (408) 754-2738 or (800) 435-0220, Reference RA 2010-034.


  • Model / Serial
    Model Numbers/First/Serial Numbers:  240-099-001, 240-099-001K; First Serial number: 070119AB001; 240-099-011, 240-099-011K; First Serial number :070112AD043; 240-099-020, 240-099-020K: First Serial number: 070123AG001 240-099-050; First Serial number: 061206AF001; 240-099-072; First Serial number: 081002AL001.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, MY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, and WY and the countries of Canada, Chile, China, India, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan and Latin America.
  • Product Description
    Stryker brand Cart with Isolation Transformer, || Model Numbers: 240-099-001, 240-099-001K, 240-099-011, 240-099-011K, 240-099-020, 240-099-020K, 240-099-050, 240-099-072. || 240-099-001, || 240-099-001K, || 240-099-011, || 240-099-011K, || 240-099-020, || 240-099-020K, || 240-099-050, || 240-099-072, || Product is manufactured and distributed by Stryker Endoscopy || San Jose, CA || The product is indicated for use in the carts include an isolation transfer and a power cord for connecting the transformer to an electrical outlet as means of providing power to the cart for the equipment it houses.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Endoscopy, 5900 Optical Ct, San Jose CA 95138-1400
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source