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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of December 11, 2013

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Product Detail

Product Description TB-0545PC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm , 45 em, Pistol Grip TB-0535PC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, 35 em, Pi stol Grip TB-0545IC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, 45 em, In line Grip TB-0535IC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, 35 em, Inline Grip TB-0520IC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, 20 em, In line Grip TB-051 OIC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, I 0 em, In line Grip TB-545FC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, 45 em, Front Actuated Grip TB-0535FC: THUNDERBEAT 5 mm, 35 em, Front Actuated Grip The Olympus Thunderbeat Surgical Tissue Management System ("Thunderbeat") is intended to be used for open, laparoscopic (including single-site surgery), and endoscopic surgery to cut (dissect) or coagulate soft tissue or to ligate (seal and cut) vessels.
Recall Number Z-0432-2014
Classification Class II
Code Info All sold units
Product Distributed Qty 8709
Reason For Recall Complaints of damage to various models of Thunderbeat Hand Instruments during surgical procedures, including cracking, breaking, or deformation of the components of the probe tip or jaw.

Event Detail

Event Id 66407
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Olympus America Inc.
City Center Valley
State PA
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-09-27
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and Internationally to Canada.
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