Recall of Weck Hemoclip Traditional Ligating Clips

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

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
    Applier, Hemostatic Clip - Product Code HBT
  • Reason
    Hole in the sterile unit blister pack that could compromise sterility.
  • Action
    The consignees were notified of the recall via letter beginning October 24, 2003 asking for return of the product.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots manufactured between 2001-8 through 2002-12 for the 15 and 10 Large Titanium Clips and additional lots 799983, 816529, 826816, and 840190 for the 10 Large Titanium Clips
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and to accounts in Canada, Europe Asia, and South/Latin America
  • Product Description
    Ref. No. 523770 Hemoclip, 15 Large Titanium Clips/Cartridge, and Ref. No. 523870 Hemoclip 10 Large Titanium Clips/Cartridge
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Weck, 1 Weck Dr., Research Triangle Park NC 27709
  • Source