Covidien recalls Duet stapling system after 13 injuries and 3 deaths

January 16, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Covidien launches a voluntary recall of the entire production lot of the Duet TRS endoscopic staple loading units and warns docs not to use the devices in thoracic surgeries.

Duet TRS by Covidien

Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) launched a voluntary recall of the entire production lot of its Duet TRS single-use heads for thoracic surgery after the company received reports of 13 serious injuries and 3 deaths following use.

"The company has concluded that Duet TRS has the potential to injure adjacent anatomical structures within the thorax, which may result in life-threatening, post-operative complications," according to a press release.

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