Recall of SERFAS

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
    electrosurgical device - Product Code GEI
  • Reason
    An increased number of complaints for tip breaks were observed for the 3.5mm super 90-s serfas energy suction probes manufactured from june to august 2011.
  • Action
    Stryker Endoscopy Urgent Medical Device Removal notifications datyed October 25, 2011, were sent to all consignees via traceable mail. Sales representatives and regional managers were notified by e-mail. Product is to be returned to Stryker Endoscopy using the pre-paid shipping label. Replacement product may be obtained by calling Stryker at 1-800-624-4422. The enclosed Acknowledgement receipt form is to be completed and returned. Questions or comments may be directed to Stryker at 1-800-624-4422 or e-mail at


  • Model / Serial
    Model number: 279-351-300; Lots 11161AE2 to 11241AE2, Lots are numbered sequentially using the middle three numbers, i.e 161-241.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution including USA, Australia, Canada, China, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, France, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
  • Product Description
    Stryker Endoscopy 3.55 MM Super 90 S-SERFAS Energy Probe; electrosurgical device. Model number: 279-351-300;
  • Manufacturer


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