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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 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.
Recall Number Z-0503-2013
Classification Class II
Code Info 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).
Product Distributed Qty Total 452
Reason For Recall 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.

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.