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Class 2 Device Recall THUNDERBEAT

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 Class 2 Recall
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Date Posted December 05, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated on February 02, 2015
Recall Number Z-0432-2014
Recall Event ID 66407
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Electrosurgical, Cutting & Coagulation & Accessories - Product Code GEI
Product TB-0545PC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm , 45 em, Pistol Grip TB-0535PC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, 35 em, Pi stol Grip TB-0545IC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, 45 em, In line Grip TB-0535IC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, 35 em, Inline Grip TB-0520IC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, 20 em, In line Grip TB-051 OIC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, I 0 em, In line Grip TB-545FC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, 45 em, Front Actuated Grip TB-0535FC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, 35 em, Front Actuated Grip The Olympus Thunderbeat Surgical Tissue Management System ("Thunderbeat") is intended to be used for open, laparoscopic (including single-site surgery), and endoscopic surgery to cut (dissect) or coagulate soft tissue or to ligate (seal and cut) vessels.
Code Information All sold units
Recalling Firm/
Olympus America Inc.
3500 Corporate Pkwy.
P.O. Box 610
Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034-0610
For Additional Information Contact Customer Support
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Complaints of damage to various models of Thunderbeat Hand Instruments during surgical procedures, including cracking, breaking, or deformation of the components of the probe tip or jaw.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Olympus sent an Urgent Medical Device Field Correction Action letter dated September 27, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the actions needed to be taken by the customer. Please make the attached Procedural Tips and Techniques instructions available to all users of the THUNDERBEAT hand instruments. Please also maintain a copy with the Instruction Manual(s) fot"the device. OCA requires that you indicate on the enclosed questionnaire your acknowledgement of receipt of this corrective action and the contact information for your facility. This additional user instruction is also being added to the Instruction Manual(s) for the THUNDERBEAT hand instruments. If you would like a copy of the updated Instruction Manual(s), please contact OAI Customer Service at 1-800-848-9024. For further questions please call (484) 896-5688.
Quantity in Commerce 8709
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and Internationally to Canada.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = GEI and Original Applicant = OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.