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Device powered laser surgical instrument
Regulation Description Laser surgical instrument for use in general and plastic surgery and in dermatology.
Definition "a laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) based device having coherence, collimated and typically monochromatic radiation. Typically indicated to to cut, destroy, remove or coagulate tissue, generally soft tissue, for general surgical purpose in medical specialties of general and plastic surgery, dermatology/aesthetic, podiatry, otolaryngology (ent), gynecology, neurosurgery, orthopedics (soft tissue), dental and oral surgery, and dentistry. The classification regulation 21 cfr 878.4810 describes a device that is carbon dioxide or argon laser intended to cut, destroy, remove or coagulate tissue by the light.
Product CodeGEX
Regulation Number 878.4810
Device Class 2


Premarket Reviews
ManufacturerDecision
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
3M COMPANY
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
A.R.C. LASER GMBH
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
ABBOTT
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
ACCUTECH
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
ACE
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
ACMI CORPORATION
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
ADVANCED MEDICAL OPTICS
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY LASER CO., LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 5
AESCULIGHT, LLC
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
AESTHERA CORPORATION
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
AGELESS BEAUTY CORPORATION
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
Air Liquide Healthcare America Corporation
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
ALCON
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 6
ALLMED SYSTEMS INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 8
ALMA LASERS LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 7
ALTUS MEDICA
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
AMERICAN LASERS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 5
AMERICAN MEDICAL
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 4
AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 49
AMJET DISTRIBUTION, LLC
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 12
Asclepion Laser Technologies GmbH
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 18
ASPEN LABORATORIES
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
B&W TEK, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
BAUSCH & LOMB, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
Beijing Toplaser Technology Co., Ltd.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
BIOLASE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 24
BIOLITEC, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 28
BIO-MED
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
BIOS S.R.L.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
BIOTEX, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 4
BLUESHINE SRL
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 7
C.R. BARD, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 4
CANDELA CORP.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 68
CAO GROUP, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 10
CARDIOFOCUS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
CARDIOGENES
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT - KIT 1
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 19
CARL ZEISS MEDITEC INC
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 21
CHROMOGENEX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
CLAREBLEND, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
CLARUS MEDICAL
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
CLINICON CORP.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 9
CODMAN & SHURTLEFF, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
COHERENT INC.
  3
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 18
CONTINUUM BIOMEDICA
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 19
CONVERGENT LASER TECHNOLOGIES
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
COOK, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 6
COOLTOUCH, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
COOPERVISION
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
CUTERA, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 12
CYDEN LIMITED
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 5
CYNOSURE, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 78
DANISH DERMATOLOGIC DEVELOPMENT A/S
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
DERMACARE, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
DINONA CO., LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
DIOMED, LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 8
DIOMEDICS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
DORNIER MEDTECH
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 22
DUSA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
EDGE
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
EL.EN. ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING SPA
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 7
ELEME MEDICAL, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
ELEXXION
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
ELLEX, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 4
Ellipse A/S
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
ENDOPHOTONIX, INC
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
ENERGIST, LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
ERCHONIA MEDICAL
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
ESPANSIONE MARKETING SPA
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
ETHICON
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 4
EXCEL TECH. LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 7
F.P. RUBINSTEIN Y CIA S.R.L.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
FOTONA D.D.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 25
GENERAL PROJECT
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
GENESIS BIOSYSTEMS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
GREENTON (LONDON) LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
HILLARD W. WELCH
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
HOGAN & HARTSON L.L.P.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
HOME SKINOVATIONS LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
HOWARD INSTRUMENTS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
HOYA CONBIO, INC
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 8
HOYA PHOTONICS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 5
I.C. MEDICAL, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
INCISIVE SURGICAL, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
INNOVAQUARTZ
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
INOLASE 2002, LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
INTERNATIONAL BIOPHYSICS CORP.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
INTRALASE CORP.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 9
IRIDEX CORP.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 11
IVOCLAR VIVADENT, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
JEISYS MEDICAL, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
JUNIPER MEDICAL INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
KAVO
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 4
LASER MAX MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 4
LASER PAIN CLINICS LP
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
LASER PERIPHERALS LLC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 7
LASERING S.R.L.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
LASEROPTEK CO. LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
LIFESTREAM INT'L, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 7
LIGHT BIOSCIENCE, LLC
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
LIGHT INSTRUMENTS
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
LITECURE, LLC
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
LUMEN
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
LUMENIS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 49
LUTRONIC CORPORATION
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 14
LYNTON LASERS LIMITED
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
MCCUE
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
MEDIC SHARPLIGHT LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
MEDICALCV, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 5
MERIDIAN CO., LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
MILESMAN S.L.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
MONTERIS MEDICAL
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
MOOR INSTRUMENTS LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 4
NANOLITE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
NEW STAR LASERS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 27
NIDEK CO
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
NORTH AMERICAN CLINICAL LASERS, LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
OMNIGUIDE, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 11
OPTIMEDICA CORPORATION
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
OPUSMED INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
OROSCIENCE, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
OSYRIS
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 38
PENNTACK ENTERPRISES INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
PEREGRINE SURGICAL LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
PHAROS LIFE CORPORATION
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
PHOTO THERAPEUTICS LIMITED
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 4
PHOTOMEDEX, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 10
PHOTONOVA OFSWEDEN AB
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
PLC MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
PROSURG, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
QUANTA SYSTEM, S.P.A.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 15
QUANTEL MEDICAL
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 9
RA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
RADIANCY
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 10
REGULATORY INSIGHT, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
RELIANT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 18
RICHARD WOLF
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
SATELEC
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
SCILEX, LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
SCITON, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 15
SHARPLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
SIE LTD SURGICAL INSTRUMENT ENGINEERING
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
SILVER BAY, LLC
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
SPECTRANETICS CORP.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 5
SPECTRUM
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
STERILMED
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
SUNRISE MEDICAL
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
SURGICAL LASER TECHNOLOGIES
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 35
SURGITEK
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
SYNERGETICS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
SYNERON
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 21
THERALIGHT, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
TISSUE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
TRANSAMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES INTL.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
TRANSVERSE INDUSTRIES CO.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
TRIMEDYNE, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 48
TYRELL, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 13
W.O.M. WORLD OF MEDICINE AG
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
WALLACH SURGICAL DEVICES, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
WAVELIGHT
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 8
XINTEC CORPORATION
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 27
XOMED, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 1
ZAP LASERS, LLC
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3
ZELTIQ AESTHETICS
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 2
ZIMMER, INC.
  SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT 3

Device Problems
Fracture 1424
Temperature issue 1273
No code available 991
Break 785
No Known Device Problem 456
Detachment of device or device component 417
Output issue 302
Device operates differently than expected 300
Device displays error message 285
Device inoperable 170
Material perforation 96
Material integrity issue 63
No Information 62
Burn of device or device component 61
Overheating of device or device component 56
Decrease in suction 46
Failure to cut 45
Suction issue 41
No display or display failure 39
Device or device fragments location unknown 38
Energy output to patient tissue incorrect 35
Normal 33
Loss of power 31
Protective measure issue 30
Charred 28
Material separation 24
Failure to align 21
Failure to deliver energy 20
Material deformation 19
Detachment of device component 18
Fiberoptic break/separation 16
Electrical issue 14
Connection issue 14
Improper or incorrect procedure or method 12
Device stops intermittently 12
Crack 12
Output energy incorrect 11
Smoking 11
Use of Device Issue 10
Failure to fire 10
Melted 10
Operating system becomes non-functional 10
Unintended movement 9
Fire 9
Material fragmentation 9
Loss of or failure to bond 9
Failure to power-up 9
Device Issue 8
Misfire 8
Inflation issue 8
Optical issue 8
Power source issue 8
Leak 7
Premature end-of-life indicator 7
Other (for use when an appropriate device code cannot be identified) 7
Bent 6
Not Applicable 6
Output below specifications 5
Improper device output 5
Circuit Failure 5
Device expiration issue 5
Degraded 5
Loose or intermittent connection 5
Misfocusing 5
Unknown (for use when the device problem is not known) 5
Decreased sensitivity 5
Prompts will not clear 5
Component missing 4
Calibration issue 4
Tip breakage 4
Failure to read input signal 4
Sticking 4
Difficult to remove 4
Replace 4
Output above specifications 4
Unsealed device packaging 4
Kinked 4
Laser tip separation 4
Hole in material 4
Fluid leak 4
Burst 4
Device or device component damaged by another device 4
Packaging issue 4
Positioning Issue 4
Issue with displayed error message 3
Maintenance does not comply to manufacturers recommendations 3
Electrical shorting 3
Device handling issue 3
Component(s), broken 3
Computer software issue 3
Application interface becomes non-functional or program exits abnormally 3
Image display error 3
Imprecision 3
Intra-cavity procedure, fiberoptic break or fragmentation during 3
Retraction problem 3
Shelf life exceeded 3
Communication or transmission issue 3
Patient-device incompatibility 3
Spark 3
Device damaged prior to use 3
Total Device Problems 7635

Recalls
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Class I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Class II 1 3 2 3 2 4 9 7 4 2
Class III 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Recalls
Manufacturer Recall Class Date Posted
1 AMD Lasers, LLC II Sep-10-2010
2 AMS Innovative Center - San Jose II Jan-22-2013
3 AMS Innovative Center - San Jose II Feb-14-2011
4 AMS Innovative Center - San Jose II Dec-29-2010
5 AMS Innovative Center - San Jose II Sep-25-2010
6 AMS Innovative Center - San Jose II Mar-20-2008
7 AMS Innovative Center - San Jose II Feb-26-2008
8 Aerolase II Mar-29-2012
9 American Medical Systems Innovation Center - Silicon Valley II Jul-21-2015
10 Angiodynamics Worldwide Headquarters II Jan-13-2012
11 Angiodynamics Worldwide Headquarters II Jan-11-2012
12 Angiodynamics, Inc. II May-25-2013
13 Biolase Technology Inc II Aug-18-2014
14 Boston Scientific Corporation II Oct-08-2014
15 Candela Corporation II Nov-18-2013
16 Candela Laser Corporation II Feb-15-2007
17 ConBio, a CynoSure Company II Jun-26-2013
18 Convergent Dental II Oct-22-2013
19 Cynosure, Inc. II Nov-04-2014
20 Discus Dental LLC II Apr-29-2013
21 Laser Peripherals LLC II Jul-17-2014
22 Lumenis Limited II Apr-24-2015
23 Lumenis Ltd II May-13-2016
24 Lumenis, Inc. II Sep-11-2013
25 Lumenis, Inc. II Apr-09-2008
26 Medtronic Navigation, Inc. II May-16-2016
27 Monteris Medical Corp I May-16-2016
28 Monteris Medical Corp II Nov-19-2014
29 New Star Lasers, Inc. II Jun-27-2015
30 Nidek Inc II Jul-14-2015
31 Nidek Inc II Aug-13-2014
32 OmniGuide, Inc. II Dec-03-2012
33 PhotoMedex, Inc. II Oct-01-2013
34 Quanta System, S.p.A. II Jan-17-2013
35 Ra Medical Systems Inc II Jul-28-2014
36 Sterilmed Inc II Jan-13-2009
37 Sybaritic, Inc II Sep-03-2009
38 Vascular Solutions, Inc. II Mar-03-2011

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