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Class 2 Device Recall VSign Membrane Changer

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  Class 2 Device Recall VSign Membrane Changer see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 05, 2012
Date Posting Updated November 22, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 18, 2012
Recall Number Z-0433-2013
Recall Event ID 63631
510(K)Number K101690  
Product Classification Monitor, carbon-dioxide, cutaneous - Product Code LKD
Product SenTec V-Sign Membrane Changer (VS-MC), 9 pieces. The SenTec V-Sign Membrane Changer is indicated for use with the V-Sign Sensor only.

The V-sign Sensor is indicated for use with the SenTec Digital Monitor when continuous non-invasive monitoring of carbon dioxide tension, oxygen saturation, and pulse rate are required for adult and pediatric patients.
Code Information Lot numbers: 1CF5, 1D21, 1D60, 1DC6, 1DED, 1E0D
Recalling Firm/
Sentec AG
Ringstrasse 39
Therwil, Baselland Switzerland
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A manufacturing defect was observed for the membrane changer insert that does not allow electrolyte to be present under the new membrane. The PCO2 performance of a sensor without electrolyte will be deteriorated.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Component design/selection
Action SenTec notified the one US distributor via e-mail on November 5, 2012. The distributor was advised to stop distribution of affected lot numbers. The communication to the distributor described the issue, identified affected product, and stated that SenTec will replace current stock at the end-customer level. The end user can discard the affected products. The distributor is asked to respond back with an e-mail to SenTec that they took appropriate action.
Quantity in Commerce 195 boxes (9 per box)
Distribution Distributed only in MO.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = LKD and Original Applicant = SENTEC AG