J&J Unit Yanks 360K Surgical Drain Products

Law360, New York (March 24, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. on Thursday announced a recall of 360,000 units of surgical drain products after receiving complaints about potential sterility issues.

Somerville, N.J.-based Ethicon said the recall impacts about 341 lots of Blake Silicone Drains, Blake Silicone Drain Kits, Blake Cardio Connectors, J-Vac Reservoirs and J-Vac Drain Adapters.

The surgical products division of Johnson & Johnson voluntarily issued the recall after customers complained that the sterility of the product packaging appeared to have been compromised.

"An Ethicon investigation into the issue revealed...
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