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Class 2 Device Recall GYRUS ACMI, REF 3740, Everest BiCOAG Bipolar Dissecting Forceps 5mm/45 cm, Sterile EO

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 Class 2 Recall
GYRUS ACMI, REF 3740, Everest BiCOAG Bipolar Dissecting Forceps 5mm/45 cm, Sterile EO
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Date Posted August 19, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated on June 20, 2014
Recall Number Z-1983-2013
Recall Event ID 65785
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Electrosurgical, Cutting & Coagulation & Accessories - Product Code GEI
Product GYRUS ACMI, REF 3740, Everest BiCOAG Bipolar Dissecting Forceps 5mm/45 cm, Sterile EO. GYRUS ACMI, REF 3740PK, or REF 94201PK, PKS LYONS, Dissecting Forceps 5mm/45cm, Sterile EO. The Dissectors are sterile, single use electrosurgical devices that are indicated for the electrosurgical coagulation, mechanical grasping, and dissection of tissue during the performance of laparoscopic and general surgical procedures.
Code Information REF 3740 150080AC 258624MC G166568CC 381809KD 408020AE JF480565 NY492562 REF 3740PK 128971JB 226730IC 226742IC 226743IC 431894CE 431895CE G128677JB REF 94201PK 102290EB 147428AC 167021CC 198596GC 204439HC 204451HC 249022KC 278142BD 320659DD 344712FD 363953ID 373761JD 389095MD 418231BE G386412KD G461037EE JF493195
Recalling Firm/
Gyrus Medical, Inc
6655 Wedgwood Rd N Ste 160
Osseo, Minnesota 55311-3613
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
On April 29, 2013 Olympus Surgical Technologies America R&D received results from an accelerated aging study conducted as part of a new market submission. The study found that one of 60 Dissector units that underwent 3 year accelerated aging failed the dye penetration test indicating that the seal on sterile packaging was compromised. The dissector products are labeled with a 3 year shelf life.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
PRODUCTION CONTROLS: Packaging Process Control
Action Olympus sent a "Medical Device Recall" letter dated July 24, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the problem the product and the action needed to be taken by the customer.. Customers were advised to immediately cease any further use of the product and remove it from inventory and quarantine it until is shipped back to the company. To return the product, call 1-888-524-7266 Olympus customer service representative. Customers were requested to complete and return by fax the enclosed questionnaire to 484-896-7128. If the product was further distributed then they need to identify their customers and notify them at once of the product recall.
Quantity in Commerce 1140
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS,KY, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NY, NC, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA and WI., and the countries of BRAZIL, CHINA, AUSTRALIA, CHINA, GERMANY and INDIA.
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 = GYRUS MEDICAL, INC.