Johnson & Johnson Recall: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Pulls Surgical Staplers

Published: Aug 13, 2012

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery initiated a global recall of certain lots of its Proximate surgical staplers and accessories over concerns about firing issues. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery pulled more than 500 lots of its Proximate surgical staplers over performance issues that may cause the devices to misfire. The medical device company issued a global recall of certain lots of its Proximate PPH and HCS hemorrhoidal circular staplers and accessories "due to difficulty firing the device which may result in incomplete firing stroke, that may result in an incomplete staple formation," according to the recall report.

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