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Class 2 Device Recall Leica Ceiling Mount MS1F & MC1F

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  Class 2 Device Recall Leica Ceiling Mount MS1F & MC1F see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 11, 2013
Date Posted June 07, 2014
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1726-2014
Recall Event ID 66274
Product Classification Micro total analysis instrument system - Product Code OUE
Product Leica Ceiling Mount MS-1F & MC-1F for use with the M500 N operating microscope. Article Number 10446657 utilizes a supply voltage of 110 V. Article Number 10446658 utilizes a supply voltage of 220 V.

Intended to be used for improving the visibility of objects through magnification and illumination.
Code Information Leica Ceiling Mounts MS-1F, MC-1F; Article Numbers: 10446657, 10446658
Recalling Firm/
Leica Microsystems, Inc.
1700 Leider Ln
Buffalo Grove IL 60089-6622
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Katya Magee
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The ceiling mount supplier encountered an event in which the drive screw in the motor unit, which lifts and lowers the lower lift arm, broke. As a result, the lift arm fell down approx. 60 cm (23.6 inches).
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action A Medical Device Correction letter, dated September 11, 2013, was sent to all direct accounts. The letters advised customers that a Leica Microsystems representative will contact them and make arrangements to conduct an inspection of the ceiling mount(s) and to provide additional preventative maintenance and inspection protocols for the devices. Customers are asked to complete and return the enclosed Acknowledgement Form and send it back to Leica Microsystems within 10 days of receiving the Medical Device Correction letter. Customers with questions should contact their Leica Microsystems representative.
Quantity in Commerce 103 total
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- USA, including the states of AZ, IL, MA, MO, NC, OR, TX, VA, and WI; and, the countries of Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.