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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of June 12, 2013

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Event Detail

Event ID 65216
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
City Sunnyvale
State CA
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-05-08
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Distribution Pattern Worldwide distribution - USA (nationwide) Foreign Distribution to Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Cyprus- Greece, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Israel, Ireland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Romania, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, and Venezuela.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
8 mm Monopolar Curved Scissors (a.k.a. Hot Shears) Manufactured and Distributed by: Intuitive Surgical Sunny vale, CA The EndoWrist Monopolar Curved Scissors Instrument is a multiple-use endoscopic instrument utilizing a single use, tip cover accessory, to be used in conjunction with the Intuitive Surgical Endoscopic Instrument Control System. Model Numbers 420179-09 and -10 and 400179-09 and -10. Class II Intuitive Surgical has identified a potential for some units of the Monopolar curved Scissors version 09 and 10 instruments to develop very small cracks near the distal end. This may create a pathway for electrosurgical energy to leak to tissue and potentially cause thermal injury. ~132,441 instruments Z-1442-2013