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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of October 17, 2012

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Event Detail

Event ID 63214
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm 3M Company - Health Care Business
City Saint Paul
State MN
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-09-13
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution--USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, CO, CT, GA, IN, KY, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WA and WI., and the countries of Argentina, Barbados, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Guinea, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, UAE, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
3M Steri-Vac Gas Sterilizer/Aerator models 5XL and 8XL. 3M Steri-Vac Gas Sterilizer/Aerator is a compact unit designed to sterilize heat- and/or moisture-sensitive devices. This gas sterilizer/aerator is intended for indoor use only. Model 5XL 1-door, serial numbers from 721799 - 722166. Model 5XL 2-door, serial numbers from 820248 - 820285. Model 8XL 1-door, serial numbers from 350608 - 350887. Model 8XL 2-door, serial numbers from 450073 - 450105 Class II 3M determined that the electrical grounding mechanism for the Steri-Vac 5XL and 8XL gas Sterilizer/Aerator did not meet all of the requirements of the standard in that the electrical wiring, which is insulated and contained within the sealed door should have a stronger connection to the protective electrical grounding mechansim. 707 units (61 US, 646 OUS) Z-0022-2013