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Class 3 Device Recall Reliance EPS Endoscope Processing System

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 Class 3 Recall
Reliance EPS Endoscope Processing System
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Date Posted December 28, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated on September 27, 2012
Recall Number Z-0823-2011
Recall Event ID 56245
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Sterilizer, Chemical - Product Code MLR
Product Steris Reliance EPS Endoscope Processing System , manufactured by Corporation STERIS Canada, Quebec, Canada. Washing and high level disinfection of up to two manually pre-cleaned, immersible, reusable, heat-resistant, semi-critical endoscope devices.
Code Information Model #'s: MB30001, MB30002, MB30003, MB000077, MB000078, MB000079, MB000080 & MB000081
Recalling Firm/
Steris Corporation
5960 Heisley Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Reliance EPS had internal water leaks and interrupted cycles when air leaks triggered false Fault 38 alarm that DG/HLD cup has not been replaced.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Steris issued an "Urgent Field Correction Notice" dated July 2, 2010 to each affected US consignee, notifying them of the issue and affected device. Steris Field Service Representatives and Dealers will contact each affected customer to schedule a service visit to install system upgrades. In the event of an interrupted cycle prior to the upgrade, consignees were instructed that the load should be handled in accordance with the Reliance EPS Operators Manual. Steris can be contacted at 440-392-7043.
Quantity in Commerce 936
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA, including states of AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, ID, IL, KS, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, WA, WI, and WY, and countries of Algeria, Australia, Belarus, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Saudia Arabia, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
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 = MLR and Original Applicant = STERIS Corporation