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Class 2 Device Recall ONQ PainBuster

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 Class 2 Recall
ONQ PainBuster
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Date Posted September 11, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated on February 05, 2010
Recall Number Z-1869-2008
Recall Event ID 48428
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Pump, Infusion, Elastomeric - Product Code MEB
Product ON-Q PainBuster Infusion Pump (270 ml, 5 ml/hr), REF PS6504, Part No. 5001260. The pump is indicated for continuous and/or intermittent delivery of medication (such as local anesthetics or narcotics) to or around surgical wound sites and/or close proximity to nerves for preoperative, perioperative and postoperative regional anesthesia and pain management. Routes of administration may be intraoperative, perineural, percutaneous and epidural. The ON-Q Pump is also intended to significantly decrease narcotic use and pain when used to deliver local anesthetics to or around surgical wound sites or close proximity to nerves when compared with narcotic only pain management.
Code Information Lot Number: 772166
Recalling Firm/
I-Flow Corporation
20202 Windrow Dr
Lake Forest, California 92630-8152
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The ON-Q PainBuster, REF PS6504 (lot number 772166), box may contain the wrong product, ON-Q PainBuster, REF PS6502. If the wrong product is used, patients would receive a 2 ml/hr infusion rather than a 5 ml/hr infusion, which could result in inadequate pain relief.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
OTHER/UNDETERMINED: Under Investigation by the firm
Action Firm sent letters on 2/12/2008 to affected customers advising of the possibility of an ON-Q PainBuster PS6502 (100 ml x 2 ml/hr) packed inside the ON-Q PainBuster PS6504 outer box. The intent of the letter is as follows: a) Inform customers of the potential for the wrong product inside the box. b) Require customers to inspect lot 772166 to ensure product inside is correct. c) If the product inside the box is correct, then no further action is required. d) If the product inside the box is incorrect, then the customer is advised to contact I-Flow Customer Service in order to exchange their product. Customers are also advised to send the letter to end users if they sold lot 772166 to other customers. Fax back forms will be provided to document customer compliance with the proposed field correction. If you have questions about this recall contact I-Flow Customer Service at 949-206-2700 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm U.S. Pacific time.
Quantity in Commerce 345 units shipped
Distribution Internationally - United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Australia, and Italy
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 = MEB and Original Applicant = I-FLOW CORP.