Medtronic—Covidien ValleyLab Laparoscopic Four-Function Handsets: May Continue to Operate after Release of Activation Button

February 8, 2017 | Risk Management News

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​ECRI Institute's complete weekly summary of medical device hazard and recall information is available in ECRI Institute's Health Devices Alerts(HDA). For more information about HDA, contact us at clientservices@ecri.org.

In a January 26, 2017, Urgent Medical Device Recall letter submitted by ECRI Institute member hospitals, Medtronic states that the above handsets may continue to operate after release of the activation button, potentially increasing the potential for internal tissue burn/damage. Medtronic also states that it has received no reports of serious injury associated with this problem. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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