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

February 8, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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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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