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Update on Ethicon Manual Circular Stapler Recall – June 5, 2019

Update on Ethicon Manual Circular Stapler Recall – June 5, 2019 | ASCRS

As of June 4, 2019, Ethicon is shipping manual circular staplers, Intraluminal Stapler (ILS), through their distribution channels.  Hospitals in the U.S. can expect to start receiving product within the next week. Ethicon’s top priority has been to return supply of this critical product as quickly as possible.

On April 11, 2019, Ethicon notified all U.S. customers they were initiating a voluntary recall of specific lots of Ethicon manual circular staplers, Intraluminal Stapler (ILS). This decision was based on an increase in the rare occurrence of the device having insufficient firing stroke to break the washer and completely form staples. This recall does not impact any of Ethicon’s other surgical staplers or other products.

The safety of our patients is a priority for both ASCRS and Ethicon. We will continue to inform you of updates on this issue.