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Class 2 Device Recall WarmAir 135

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  Class 2 Device Recall WarmAir 135 see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 16, 2009
Date Posting Updated October 29, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 19, 2012
Recall Number Z-0035-2010
Recall Event ID 51228
510(K)Number K942599  
Product Classification Thermal regulating system - Product Code DWJ
Product WarmAir 135 Thermal Regulating System. Catalog Numbers: 86186-115 V, 06186-115 V (sold in the U.S.) and #86185-100 V ( not sold in the U.S.). Intended for warming
patients before, during and after surgery, and other specialty procedures.
Code Information Serial Numbers 994-1350001 to 083-1355822..
Recalling Firm/
Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products Inc
12011 Mosteller Rd
Cincinnati OH 45241-1528
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The blower on the WarmAir 135 Warming Unit may overheat. Resistance in a connector between circuit board and wiring harness results in excessive heat that may melt connector or deform the outer casing of the blower unit.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action The firm sent an "URGENT Medical Device Recall' notice via First Class Mail on 2/16/2009 (Note: the letter is dated 2/13/2009). The notice informs the customers of the potential for the device to overheat and of the 'small number of customer complaints received by CSZ concerning this issue. In addition, the notice asks that the customers inspect their units for signs of discoloration indicative of a faulty connector. In the notice, the customers were instructed to return the product to CSZ for repair by contacting their Customer Service division and obtaining a Return Authorization number and specific instructions concerning packaging and returning of the unit(s) for repair. The customer is also instructed to complete the attached Recall Response Form which accompanies the recall notification. The notification provides that customer with a toll-free number at (800) 989-7373ext.3234 or call collect at (513) 719-3234 to reach CSZ representative between the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday EST. Once the customer ships the recalled unit to CSZ, the firm will repair the unit(s) using new connectors manufactured, after which time, the repaired unit is returned to distribution for customer use.
Quantity in Commerce 2,674 units
Distribution Nationwide Distribution -- DE, TX, PA, NJ, LA, MI, GA, MA, OH, KY, NY, FL, NV, NC, MT, RI, WA, MN, AL, CT, MD, TN, UT, VA, CO, MO, IA, AZ, AR, IN, NE, KS, WI, ME, MS, and Puerto Rico.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = DWJ and Original Applicant = CINCINNATI SUB-ZERO PRODUCTS, INC.