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Class 2 Device Recall Visitec Anterior Chamber Cannula

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  Class 2 Device Recall Visitec Anterior Chamber Cannula see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 06, 2014
Date Posted May 27, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 05, 2014
Recall Number Z-1664-2014
Recall Event ID 68281
Product Classification Cannula, ophthalmic - Product Code HMX
Product Visitec Anterior Chamber Cannula, .40x22mm (27Gx7/8in)
REF 585006

Cannulae are intended to irrigate and or aspirate ophthalmic solutions and liquids in or out of the eye, and remove materials where appropriate. These products are used in all sections of the eye. This cannula is a general use cannula mainly designed for the precise maintenance of optimum anterior chamber depth
Code Information Lot number: 3079324
Recalling Firm/
Beaver-Visitec International Inc.
411 Waverley Oaks Rd Ste 229
Waltham MA 02452-8422
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Contains a sharp tip needle when the product should contain a blunt tip cannula
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Packaging process control
Action Beaver Visitec (BVI) sent a Product Recall Notice dated May 6, 2014, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to immediately return any un-opened product of the affected lot so that BVI can replace the product or issue credit to their company. Customers were asked to fax or email the customer response form to 866-906-4304 or claimsUS@beaver-visitec.com as acknowledgement of the letter. Customers with questions should call 781-906-7986. For questions regarding this recall call 781-906-7950.
Quantity in Commerce 9970 units
Distribution Nationwide Distribution including AL, CT, IN, NC, NY, TX, and VA.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.