FDA slaps Lumenis recall with Class I status

February 25, 2013 by Brad Perriello

The FDA designates the recall of Lumenis Ltd.'s VersaCut morcellator as Class I, its most serious level.

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The FDA slapped the recall of the Lumenis VersaCut tissue morcellator with Class I status, denoting a device that can cause serious injury or death.

Morcellators are used to cut and remove large masses of tissue during laparoscopic procedures. Yokneam, Israel-based Lumenis is pulling the devices due to a labeling problem that could lead to "serious adverse health consequences, including death," according to the FDA.

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