Another recall for Johnson & Johnson Down Under

May 13, 2013 by Brad Perriello

Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration recalls certain Ligaclip devices made by Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Endo-Surgery division.

Australia warns on Ethicon Endo-Surgery Ligaclip device

Another Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) product is the subject of a recall, this time from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration

Some of J&J subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery's Ligaclip devices are being pulled from hospital shelves on the risk of malformed clips failing to occlude the target vessel or structure, according to the TGA.

Johnson & Johnson "identified potential clip formation and feeding issues, which may result in improper clip formation and insufficient occlusion of the vessel or other structure," according to the Aussie watchdog.

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The recall covers the Ligaclip 10mm M/L Endoscopic Rotating Multiple Clip Applier, code number "ER320," with expirations dates from November 2016 to March 2018, according to the Aussie watchdog.

"Product recall of affected units is on-going," according to the TGA.

Affected devices should be quarantined until they can be returned to J&J, according to the agency.

J&J has been in the hot seat for a while due to the high-profile recall and subsequent lawsuits over its ASR metal-on-metal hip implants.