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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of October 10, 2012

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Event Detail

Event ID 63253
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Gynex Corporation
City Redmond
State WA
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-09-06
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Two or more of the following: Email, Fax, Letter, Press Release, Telephone, Visit
Distribution Pattern Nationwide Distribution

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
Sterile, single-use, disposable electrosurgical electrode holder. It connects the electrode to the foot activated electric generator. Label reads in part "***GYNEX*** Electrode Handpiece, Foot Activated*** Manufactured for GYNEX***" Gynex catalog number: 950 (Gynex REF 950, Electrode Handpiece) It connects the electrode to the food activated electric generator. Electrodes are used in gynecological procedures, in a physician's office, for cutting to remove tissue and coagulation to control bleeding by the use of high frequency current. Manufacturer's lot number: 54-12-2-21-12. Class III The wrong electrical connector pin was attached to the cord during assembly by the manufacturer. this electrical connector is too big to fit into the port on the foot activated generator. this makes the device unusable. 19 boxes (containing 12 electorde hand pieces each) Z-0008-2013