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J&J Recalls 157,000 Surgical Staplers

susan_harr4 years ago

Johnson & Johnson has issued a Class 1 recall on more than 157,000 surgical stapler devices used in hemorrhoid correction surgeries. The devices, produced by J&J’s Ethicon Endo-Surgery division, can malfunction, causing serious health risks, including death.

Device Malfunction Could Case Fatal Injury

According to the official recall notice, the stapler devices may malfunction during surgical procedures, causing incomplete firing strokes and incomplete staple formation. This can lead to:

  • Rectal wall and rectal canal damage
  • Severe pain and bleeding
  • Severe infection
  • Sepsis
  • Death
List of Stapler Products Recalled

This recall involves all lots of the following products, manufactured from April 16, 2011 to July 24, 2012 and distributed from April 18, 2011 to July 23, 2012.

  • Ethicon PROXIMATE HCS Hemorrhoidal Circular Stapler and Accessories
  • Ethicon PROXIMATE PPH Hemorrhoidal Circular Stapler and Accessories
  • Ethicon TRANSTAR Circular Stapler Procedure Set
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If you or a loved one was injured by a Johnson & Johnson Surgical Stapler, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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