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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of December 19, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description The GlideScope Video Laryngoscope (GVL) is a video laryngoscope that incorporates a high-resolution color camera, an LED light source, a rechargeable lithium battery, and video output to a remote monitor. It consists of a video laryngoscope and a portable video monitor. The affected GVL and Part numbers are GVL 3  0574-0007, GVL 4  0574-0001, and GVL 5  0574-0030. The GlideScope Video Laryngoscopes are intended for use by qualified medical professionals to obtain a clear, unobstructed view of the vocal cords for medical procedures.
Recall Number Z-0478-2013
Classification Class I
Code Info Serial numbers range for GVL3: 0574-0007/ MD10500 to MD112387; Serial numbers range for GVL4: 0574-0001/ LG105000 to LG112758; Serial numbers range for GVL5: 0574-0030/ XL105000 to XL111798.
Product Distributed Qty total 2710 units
Reason For Recall Re-usable video laryngoscope blades of the GlideScope GVL3, GVL4, and GVL5 were recalled due to potential cracking.

Event Detail

Event Id 63635
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Verathon, Inc.
City Bothell
State WA
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-10-25
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including states of: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, NJ, NY, OK, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WY; and countries of: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.