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TPLC - Total Product Life Cycle

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Device prosthesis, tracheal, expandable
Regulation Description Tracheal prosthesis.
Product CodeJCT
Regulation Number 878.3720
Device Class 2


Premarket Reviews
ManufacturerDecision
ALVEOLUS, INC
  SE - WITH LIMITATIONS 3
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORP.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP.
  6
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 9
C.R. BARD, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
COOK, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
SULZER
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
VASCULAR ARCHITECTS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
W.L. GORE & ASSOCIATES,INC
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3

Device Problems
Failure to deploy 171
Fracture 100
No code available 90
Deployment issue 84
Other (for use when an appropriate device code cannot be identified) 50
Difficult to deploy 43
Break 38
Positioning Issue 36
Detachment of device component 34
Difficult to remove 30
Suture line separation 24
Migration of device or device component 23
Kinked 19
Component(s), broken 15
Failure to expand 15
Occlusion within device 14
Leak 11
No Known Device Problem 11
Dislodged or dislocated 10
Premature deployment 9
Knotted 8
Failure to advance 7
Malposition of device 7
Detachment of device or device component 6
Device damaged prior to use 6
Difficult to position 6
Bent 6
Physical resistance 6
Fitting problem 5
Implant, removal of 5
Device Issue 5
Material perforation 4
Size incorrect for patient 4
Device remains implanted 4
Misplacement 3
Inflation issue 3
Looping 3
Loose or intermittent connection 3
Collapse 3
Explanted 3
Sticking 3
Suture line disruption 3
Material deformation 3
Material integrity issue 2
Difficult to advance 2
Unknown (for use when the device problem is not known) 2
Tears, rips, holes in device, device material 2
Tip breakage 2
Unraveled material 2
Slippage of device or device component 2
Retraction problem 2
Failure to separate 2
Dislodged 2
Blockage within device or device component 2
Misassembled 2
Peeled 1
Mechanical issue 1
Burst 1
Component falling 1
Deflation issue 1
Device expiration issue 1
Flaked 1
Difficult to flush 1
Handpiece break 1
Handpiece detachment 1
Hole in material 1
Implant breakage or physical damage 1
Buckled material 1
Device markings issue 1
Device packaging compromised 1
Defective component 1
Component missing 1
Tear, rip or hole in device packaging 1
Cut in material 1
Failure to deliver 1
Wire(s), breakage of 1
Material rupture 1
Material separation 1
Shaft break 1
Shelf life exceeded 1
Source, detachment from 1
Sterility 1
Failure to unfold or unwrap 1
Incorrect device or component shipped 1
Material twisted 1
Torn material 1
No Information 1
Total Device Problems 989

Recalls
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Class I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Class II 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1
Class III 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Recalls
Manufacturer Recall Class Date Posted
1 Boston Scientific Corporation II Apr-25-2016
2 Boston Scientific Corporation II Jul-15-2011
3 Boston Scientific Corporation II Aug-31-2010
4 Boston Scientific Corporation II Jun-25-2010
5 EXP Pharmaceutical Services Corp II Jul-24-2015

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