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Class 2 Device Recall Imprint II and Paradigm impression material

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  Class 2 Device Recall Imprint II and Paradigm impression material see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 21, 2013
Date Posting Updated December 18, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 02, 2014
Recall Number Z-0535-2014
Recall Event ID 66944
510(K)Number K000591  
Product Classification Material, impression - Product Code ELW
Product 3M ESPE Imprint II Regular Body , Catalog Number 9379, and Paradigm Regular Body VPS, Catalog Number 5315, Impression Material that are intended to reproduce the structure of a patients teeth.

Impression Materials are composed of hydrophilic vinyl polysiloxane impression materials, designed for making precise crown and bridge, inlay, onlay, veneer preparations, removable denture and partial denture impressions.
Code Information Lot codes: N510884, N510889, and N511952
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
3M Company - Health Care Business
3M Center 2510 Conway Ave , B# 275-5-W-6
Saint Paul MN 55144
For Additional Information Contact Customer Service
800-237-1650
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Specific lots of Imprint II and Paradigm impression material refill packs are being recalled because the moisture displacement feature in both is greatly reduced which may impact the quality of the dental impression.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Employee error
Action 3M ESPE sent an Voluntary Recall Notification Letter dated November 21, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customers. Customers were instructed to: 1) Review your inventory and identify any products from these lot numbers 2) Quarantine products from these lots and do not further distribute 3) If you have shipped any products from these lots to your customers, inform them of this voluntary recall using the attached Dear Doctor Letter and Inventory Checklist 4) To return and replace product from these lots, contact 3M ESPE Dental Products Customer Service at 1-800-237-1650 If you have any questions, please contact the above number for assistance. Once again, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Quantity in Commerce 1977 kits
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the countries of Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United Arab and Emirates.
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 = ELW and Original Applicant = ESPE DENTAL AG
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