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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of December 19, 2012

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Event Detail

Event ID 63728
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm ConMed Corporation
City Utica
State NY
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-11-20
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA including CA , FL, IA, IN, MA, MD, ME, MO, MS, NC, NM, OH, PA, TX. Foreign distribution to Spain, Portugal, Japan and Hungary.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
WANG Transbronchial Aspiration Needles Cat. No. MW-222, WANG Cytology Needles, Central or Peripheral Regions, 22 g x 13 mm long needle. --- Common Name: Bronchoscope (flexible or rigid) and accessories. The ConMed WANG Transbronchial Aspiration Needles are designed for use with a bronchoscope. They are used to puncture the tracheobronchial wall and to aspirate sufficient tissue and/or cell specimens to stage bronchogenic carcinoma. These are disposable sterile, single-use devices. Begining Lot 1207251, Ending Lot Code 1207251; Beginning Lot Code 1209171, Ending Lot Code 1210151. Lot codes on boxes and packaging contain a lot code in the following form 12 09 17 1 where 12 represents the year (2012), 09 represents the month (September), 17 is the day of the month, and 1 is the Manufacturing Shift Code (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 9). Class II ConMed received complaints from a user facility reporting that the WANG Transbronchial Aspiration Needles would not insert properly through the instrument channel of a 2.0 mm bronchoscope. If the device will not fit through the instrument channel of a 2.0 mm bronchoscope, it must be replaced with an alternate device and could result in minor inconvenience to the user. Total 452 Z-0502-2013
WANG Transbronchial Aspiration Needles Cat. No. MW-322, WANG Cytology Needles, Central, Mediastinal and Hilar Regions, 22 g x 13 mm long needle. --- Common Name: Bronchoscope (flexible or rigid) and accessories. The ConMed WANG Transbronchial Aspiration Needles are designed for use with a bronchoscope. They are used to puncture the tracheobronchial wall and to aspirate sufficient tissue and/or cell specimens to stage bronchogenic carcinoma. These are disposable sterile, single-use devices. Beginning Lot Code 1209171, Ending Lot Code 1210101. Lot codes on boxes and packaging contain a lot code in the following form 12 09 17 1 where 12 represents the year (2012), 09 represents the month (September), 17 is the day of the month, and 1 is the Manufacturing Shift Code (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 9). Class II ConMed received complaints from a user facility reporting that the WANG Transbronchial Aspiration Needles would not insert properly through the instrument channel of a 2.0 mm bronchoscope. If the device will not fit through the instrument channel of a 2.0 mm bronchoscope, it must be replaced with an alternate device and could result in minor inconvenience to the user. Total 452 Z-0503-2013
WANG Transbronchial Aspiration Needles Cat. No. SW-121, WANG Cytology Needles, Central, Carinal and Mediastinal Regions, 21 g x 15 mm long needle. --- Common Name: Bronchoscope (flexible or rigid) and accessories. The ConMed WANG Transbronchial Aspiration Needles are designed for use with a bronchoscope. They are used to puncture the tracheobronchial wall and to aspirate sufficient tissue and/or cell specimens to stage bronchogenic carcinoma. These are disposable sterile, single-use devices. Begining Lot 11207241, Ending Lot Code 1207251; Beginning Lot Code 1209171, Ending Lot Code 1210081. Lot codes on boxes and packaging contain a lot code in the following form 12 09 17 1 where 12 represents the year (2012), 09 represents the month (September), 17 is the day of the month, and 1 is the Manufacturing Shift Code (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 9). Class II ConMed received complaints from a user facility reporting that the WANG Transbronchial Aspiration Needles would not insert properly through the instrument channel of a 2.0 mm bronchoscope. If the device will not fit through the instrument channel of a 2.0 mm bronchoscope, it must be replaced with an alternate device and could result in minor inconvenience to the user. Total 452 Z-0504-2013
WANG Transbronchial Aspiration Needles Cat. No. MW-221, WANG Cytology Needles, Central or Peripheral Regions, 21 g x 15 mm long needle. --- Common Name: Bronchoscope (flexible or rigid) and accessories. The ConMed WANG Transbronchial Aspiration Needles are designed for use with a bronchoscope. They are used to puncture the tracheobronchial wall and to aspirate sufficient tissue and/or cell specimens to stage bronchogenic carcinoma. These are disposable sterile, single-use devices. Beginning Lot Code 1209171, Ending Lot Code 1209201. Lot codes on boxes and packaging contain a lot code in the following form 12 09 17 1 where 12 represents the year (2012), 09 represents the month (September), 17 is the day of the month, and 1 is the Manufacturing Shift Code (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 9). Class II ConMed received complaints from a user facility reporting that the WANG Transbronchial Aspiration Needles would not insert properly through the instrument channel of a 2.0 mm bronchoscope. If the device will not fit through the instrument channel of a 2.0 mm bronchoscope, it must be replaced with an alternate device and could result in minor inconvenience to the user. Total 452 Z-0505-2013
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