Sunday, September 13, 2009

Conmed Recall of Surgical Instruments

Medical device maker Conmed Corp. on Wednesday issued a voluntary recall of certain surgical instrument products, saying the devices may self-activate and cause injury in rare cases.

Conmed said the recall affects certain model numbers of its PRO5 and PRO6 series battery hand pieces manufactured before May 31, 2008.

The recall also affects certain lots of the MC5057 Universal Cable manufactured before Dec. 1, 2006, the company said.

The company estimated the pretax cost of the recall at $6 million. The expense will be factored into the company's financial results during the quarter ending Sept. 30.

Source here.