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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of September 12, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Capintec Captus 3000 Thyroid Uptake System Nuclear uptake probe intended to be used by trained Nuclear Medicine Technologists to perform thyroid uptake procedures, which consist of the measurement of organ uptake and circulating radioactivity.
Recall Number Z-2312-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info Catalog numbers for new systems: 5430-0076, 5430-0077, 5430-0103, and 5430-0087. Catalog numbers for conversion systems: 5430-0118 and 5430-0119. Serial numbers for new systems: 901006 through 901394, inclusive. Serial numbers for conversion systems: CNV 674 through CNV 730, inclusive. Also affected are devices which were serviced and devices for which customers received software upgrades between January 20, 2011 and June 30, 2012 with Revision 1.22, 1.23, 1.24, 1.25, or 1.26. (NOTE: Item number 5430-0075, Captus 3000 well counter system, is excluded. This system does not have the ability to perform thyroid uptake procedures.)
Product Distributed Qty 256
Reason For Recall Customers who received a Capintec Captus 3000 Thyroid Uptake System with Software Revisions 1.22, 1.23, 1.24, 1.25, and 1.26 may encounter an error while using the thyroid uptake protocol ?Measure Liquid and Subtract Residual." This protocol was a new feature added to Software Revision 1.22 in January 2011. The error occurs only if the user does NOT measure the residual dose immediately after measuring and administering the does.

Event Detail

Event Id 62982
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Capintec Inc
City Pittsburgh
State PA
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-07-24
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries of: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Malaysia, Philippines, Spain, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey.