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Another Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) product is the subject of the recall, this time from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration
According to TGA, some Ligaclip devices from Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, are being removed from hospital shelves because deformed clips may not be able to occlude target blood vessels or structures.
According to Australian regulators, Johnson & Johnson "discovered potential clip formation and feeding problems, which could lead to improper clip formation and insufficient occlusion of blood vessels or other structures."
According to the Australian regulatory agency, the recall involves the Ligaclip 10 mm M/L endoscope rotating multiple hairpin applicator, coded "ER320", and is valid from November 2016 to March 2018.
According to TGA, “the product recall of the affected units is in progress.”
The agency stated that affected equipment should be quarantined until they can be returned to Johnson & Johnson.
Johnson & Johnson has been in a hot position due to high-profile recalls and subsequent lawsuits against its ASR metal-on-metal hip implants.
According to a company report, DePuy voluntarily recalled ASR in August 2010, "because many patients need a second hip replacement surgery, called revision surgery." In 2011, during the high-profile recall, a report passed internally concluded that 37% of DePuy's ASR hip implants will need to be repaired or replaced in less than 4.6 years.
In recent years, a series of recalls covering other sectors have also plagued the healthcare giant.
Filed Under: News Well, Recalls, Surgical Tagged with: Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration, Ethicon, Exports, Johnson and Johnson
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