Recall of Ophthalmic Valved Trocar Cannula (23G and 25G)

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

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
    Cannula, trocar, ophthalmic - Product Code NGY
  • Reason
    The product has potential to leak beyond their design specification.
  • Action
    The affected consignees were contacted via letter on 8/11/15 to communicate the potential for leakage.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: 15011624X, 15013312X, 15013313X, 15014272X, 15014273X, 15015769X, 15016782X, 15016783X, 15016784X, 15018549X, 15018550X, 15018554X, 15018602X, 15018603X, 15018606X, 15018888X, 15018890X, 15020828X, 15020830X, 15021333X, 15021337X, 15022350X, 15022414X, 15022416X, 15025385X, 15025395X, 15027298X, 15027819X, 15027820X, 15027834X, 15027843X, 15028267X, 15028268X, 15031226X, 15031229X, 15031231X, 15031232X, 15032112X, 15034244X, 15034779X
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    United States, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Curacao, Cypress, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Lsreal, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistam, Philippines, Poland, Prtougal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay
  • Product Description
    Alcon 23G and 25G Valved Entry System provides access into the posterior segment of the eye for surgical instruments within the frame of 23G and 25G Pars-Plana-Vitrectomy (PPV) surgeries.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Alcon Research, Ltd., 6201 South Fwy, Fort Worth TX 76134-2099
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source