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