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Class 2 Device Recall EndoWrist

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 Class 2 Recall
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Date Posted March 28, 2007
Recall Status1 Terminated on November 28, 2007
Recall Number Z-0660-2007
Recall Event ID 37436
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification System,Surgical,Computer Controlled Instrument - Product Code NAY
Product 8mm EndoWrist Bipolar Maryland Instrument, Part Number: 400172-04, Distributed and Manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 950 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA
Code Information The 8mm EndoWrist Bipolar Maryland Instrument is manufactured in lots, and traceability is maintained for each lot. A two digit unique identifier is added to the lot number label on the instruments, and programming records are traceable to these identifiers. The following 8 instruments from lot # 0503051 are affected: 0503051 66, 0503051 67, 0503051 68, 0503051 69, 0503051 70, 0503051 71, 0503051 72, and 0503051 73.
Recalling Firm/
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
950 Kifer Rd
Sunnyvale, California 94086-5206
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The products were incorrectly programmed as training instruments, which allows for 30 uses (surgical procedures) instead of 10 uses.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Software Design
Action The firm initiated its recall in March 24, 2005, when the firm sent a letter via Federal Express mail to all 18 consignees, informing them of the issue, how to identify affected product, and instructions to return the affected instruments for a full credit. The form included a reply form that consignees were requested to fill out and return.
Quantity in Commerce 8
Distribution Product was distributed to 12 consignees in the US, who received 19 instruments, in FL, IN, LA, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, TN and TX. In addition, 5 consignees outside the US received product as well, in Italy, Sweden, France, Singapore and Germany.
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 = NAY and Original Applicant = INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.