Recall of Vision Elect HDTV Surgical Viewing Monitor

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 3
  • 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
    General & Plastic Surgery Laparoscope - Product Code GCJ
  • Reason
    Knob parts stick together, resulting in poor functionality of the knob.
  • Action
    Urgent: Device Correction letters dated 9/22/2008 were sent to Sales representatives and all accounts. Sales reps were also notified via email. Each Sales Rep was provided rework instructions, a list of affected accounts and serial numbers, and new knobs to install on affected units. Customers were asked to inspect their inventory for the part number, they were informed that their sales rep would be responsible for replacing the rotary knobs on all affected units, and that they should contact their sales rep to schedule the knob replacement.


  • Model / Serial
    PER Number(s): 98131, 99085,101141,105591,101235,101212, 109617, 110104, 110852,110974,111006,111048,111081,111105, 111181, 111199, 111202, 111303, 111492, 111562, 111595, 111868, 111912, and 111935
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution --- USA including states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming, and countries of Australia, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, Iberia, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Scandinavia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
  • Product Description
    26" Vision Elect HDTV Surgical Viewing Monitor, model number 0240030960, Manufactured by Stryker Endoscopy San Jose || Intended to be used as a visualization device for events occurring in the sterile field for endoscopic surgical procedures.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Endoscopy, 5900 Optical Ct, San Jose CA 95138
  • Source