J & J Recalls 157,000 Surgical Staplers Over Safety Concerns

Johnson and Johnson has recalled over 157,000 surgical stapler devices and accessories used in hemorrhoid correction procedures. The recall came after the U. S. Food and Drug Administration assigned a Class 1, it’s most serious classification, to the devices and said that use of the staplers could cause serious injuries and even death. According to the FDA, the Johnson and Johnson staplers were recalled because they could malfunction or misfire during a procedure, causing incomplete staple formation. Patients may suffer complications from the use of these stapler devices resulting in:

Severe pain and bleeding

Sphincter dysfunction

Rectal wall damage



Johnson and Johnson Ethicon Stapler Products Recalled

Transtar Circular Stapler Procedure Set

Proximate HCS Hemorrhoidal Circular Stapler and Accessories

Proximate PPH Hemorrhoidal Circular Stapler and Accessories

These products were manufactured and distributed between April 2011 and July 2012.

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