Pilling® Surgical Instruments

For nearly 200 years, quality Pilling® Instruments have been provided to surgeons across the world to help improve the standard of patient care. The Pilling® brand is especially known globally in the Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic (CVT) and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialties with numerous proprietary instruments co-developed with leading surgeons in these fields.

Pilling® branded surgical instruments are made from 100% German and U.S. forgings to ensure the highest quality and impeccable functionality. These instruments are fully guaranteed for the quality of material and workmanship and have been subjected to an established quality control process that consists of a comprehensive product inspection that verifies the form, fit and function of all the instruments.

A Legacy of Quality

George P. Pilling joined a company started in 1814 that fashioned jewelry and fraternal emblems and guided the business into a new direction. As hospitals in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area needed new tools to provide improved care for their patients, the Pilling Company met that important need and established itself as one of the oldest surgical instrument manufacturer in the United States.

Today, the Pilling® brand is an important part of the Teleflex® portfolio, and continues its legacy in providing high quality, hand-crafted instrumentation that meets surgeon’s requirements.

Over the years, the Pilling® brand has maintained high standards of quality and continues to emphasize customer service and satisfaction. As surgical procedural needs change, specialty surgeons can count on Pilling® branded instruments to meet their new requirements.



Except as provided below, all surgical instruments stamped or etched with the Pilling® brand shall be free from manufacturing defects in material or workmanship for the life of the instrument. Teleflex’s sole responsibility under the foregoing warranty shall be, at Teleflex’s option, to either repair, replace or refurbish any instrument proving defective, free of charge. Teleflex makes no warranty with respect to In-Ex branded instruments, lenses, malleable items, micro instruments, bougies and disposable products. This guarantee is void if instruments are not maintained or repaired properly, or if they are not used for their intended surgical purpose.

LIFE-LOK® Box-Lock

Pilling® Instruments that feature the LIFE-LOK® Box-Lock are warranted not to break or crack in the box-lock area due to stress buildup for the life of the instrument.

Needle Holders

Pilling® Needle Holders containing Tungsten Carbide (TC) inserts are warranted against cracking or fragmenting in the jaw for three (3) years.

Non-Disposable Laparoscopic Instruments

Pilling® Non-Disposable Laparoscopic Instruments are warranted against failure in normal use for one (1) year. This warranty does not cover routine sharpening or refurbishment, or repair of damage caused by misuse. The above warranty is contingent upon the proper maintenance and use of the instruments and does not cover instruments that have been modified without Teleflex’s approval or which have been subjected to unusual stress, or on which the original identification marks have been removed or altered.

Telescope and Light Carriers

All light carriers and Rod Lens Telescopes etched with the Pilling® name shall be free from manufacturing defects in material or workmanship. Any parts proving defective in the first 12 months of ownership will be serviced, repaired or replaced at Teleflex’s option, free of charge. This limited warranty is the only warranty provided by Teleflex. Teleflex disclaims all other warranties, either express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose. In no event shall Teleflex have any liability for indirect, consequential, special, incidental or punitive damages, however caused, on any theory of liability and whether or not it has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The above warranties are subject to all further disclaimers and limitations set forth in "Teleflex's Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale-Products"

Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, LIFE-LOK, and Pilling are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. MC-007936