J&J recalls certain surgical staplers due to potential failure

|About: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)|By:, SA News Editor

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ +0.2%) unit Ethicon is recalling its Endo-Surgery Curved Intraluminal Stapler with Adjustable Height Staples and its Endo-Surgery Endoscopic Curved Intraluminal Stapler with Adjustable Height Staples due to a defect that could result in total staple line failure.

It also discloses that an internal investigation found a "shift" in the manufacturing process that resulted in the line being shut down in early March.

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