FDA issues recall of J&J unit Ethicon’s surgical staplers

FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a recall of surgical staplers made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, warning that the use of the devices could cause serious injury or death.

In March, Ethicon unit released a notice warning of issues with its Intraluminal Staplers.

The recall of 92,496 Endo-surgery intraluminal staplers comes after Ethicon confirmed serious injuries to two patients, the agency said.

Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber

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