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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of November 13, 2013

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Event Detail

Event ID 66526
Product Type Devices
Status Terminated
Recalling Firm Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
City Sunnyvale
State CA
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-11-30
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA including Puerto Rico and the countries of Australia, Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
Patient Cart used in conjunction with the da Vinci S surgical and SI System. Intuitive Surgical 1266 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086 The Patient Side Cart (PSC) is a robotic platform used for da Vinci Surgery. It is the operative component for both da Vinci systems and its primary function is to support he instrument arms and camera arm. It uses remote center technology. The remote center is a fixed point in space around which the Patient Cart arms move. Remote center technology enables the system to maneuver instruments and endoscopes in the surgical site while exerting minimal force on the patient body wall. The Patient Cart works in the sterile field, assisting the Surgeon Console operator by exchanging instruments and endoscopes, and by performing other patient-side activities. To help ensure patient safety, the action of the Patient Cart operator take precedence over actions of the Surgeon Console operator. Model IS2000 and IS 3000 Class II Increased number of complaints regarding fluid entering the patient card base of the da Vinci S and SI systems. 1754 patient carts Z-0139-2014