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Class 1 Device Recall Bausch & Lomb Disposable 27G cannula

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  Class 1 Device Recall Bausch & Lomb Disposable 27G cannula see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 15, 2012
Date Posting Updated January 17, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 04, 2013
Recall Number Z-0672-2013
Recall Event ID 63698
Product Classification Cannula, ophthalmic - Product Code HMX
Product Bausch and Lomb 27G sterile cannula packed in the Bausch and Lomb Amvisc 1.2% Sodium Hyaluronate ( Model 59051, 59081, 59051L, 59081L) and Amvisc Plus 1.6% Sodium Hyaluronate (Model 60081, 60051, 60051L, 60081L) ophthalmic viscosurgical device.

The 27G disposable cannula is attached to the syringe standard luer fitting to deliver the Amvis or Amvis Plus during use as a surgical aid in opthalmic anterior or posterior segment procedures.
Code Information Lot Numbers: 23632, 23633, 23639, 23640, 23647, 23801, 23811, 23863, 23886, 23897, 23920, 23933, 23972, 24022, 24025, 24028, 24257, 24323, 24436, B100003C, B100003E, B100003G, B100015A, B100015D, B100023A, B100023B, B100023C, B100023D, B100023E, B100039C, B100039D, B100039F, B100046A, B100046B, B100046C, B100058A, B100069A, B100069E, B110027D, B110028C, B110048A, B110048D, B110056A, B120011D, B120016A, B120046C, C100039A, C100039B, C10003B, C100046A, C100046B, C100046C, D090095B, D090096A, D090096C, D090097C, D090097D, D090097E, D090097G, D090105B, D090105C, D090105D, D100007B, D100007C, D100008A, D100008B, D100009A, D100011A, D100011B, D100011C, D100016A, D100016B, D100016C, D100016D, D100022A, D100022B, D100022C, D100022D, D100026A, D100026B, D100026C, D100026D, D100026E, D100030A, D100030B, D100030C, D100035A, D100035B, D100035C, D100035D, D100043A, D100043B, D100043C, D100044A, D100044B, D100044C, D100044D, D100044E, D100045A, D100045B, D100045C, D100045D, D100059A, D100059B, D100059C, D100060A, D100060B, D100061A, D100061B, D100080A, D100081A, D100081AR, D100081AS, D110015A, D110015B, D110016A, D110045A, D110046A, D110047A, D110070A, D110071A, D110072A, D110090A, D110090B, D110091A, D110092A, D110108A, D110108B, D110108BR, D120015A, D120015B, D120027A, D120028A, D120029A, D120029B, D120038B, D120039A, D120056B, D120068A, D120068B, E090105A, E100016A, E100016B, E100035A, E100035B, E100035C, E100045A, E100045B, E100059A, E100059B, E100060A, E100060B, E100060C, E100061A

, Amvisc 1.2% Sodium Hyaluronate ( Model 59051, 59081, 59051L, 59081L) , Amvisc Plus 1.6% Sodium Hyaluronate (Model 60081, 60051, 60051L, 60081L)
Recalling Firm/
Bausch and Lomb, Incorporated
30 Enterprise Ste 450
Aliso Viejo CA 92656-7115
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Some disposable cannulas (with 4-digit lot numbers) provided with the Amvisc or Amvisc Plus OVD are not properly engaging to the Luer-Lock on the Amvisc and Amvisc Plus sterile glass syringes. The cannulas may leak viscoelastic material or detach from the syringe during injection. In rare incidents, detachment has resulted in serious patient injury.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action The firm, Bausch & Lomb, initially notified their customers via telephone November 14, 2012 and sent a follow-up letter entitled "URGENT VOLUNTARY PRODUCT RECALL AND FIELD CORRECTION" on November 15, 2012 to their customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to quarantine the product; identify the affected cannulas; and complete and return the attached Recall and Field Correction Acknowledgment Form via Fax to (800) 822-8918 or email at: Luis.Leyva@bausch.com. Note: Based on your form selections, replacement cannulas will either be expedited directly to your facility or your Bausch & Lomb Sales Representative will contact you shortly to furnish replacements and properly dispose of the cannulas with 4-digit lot numbers in your product inventory. Please feel free to contact Customer Service with any questions or concerns at (800) 338-2020 (option 2, followed again by Option 2).
Quantity in Commerce 2,515,760
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA including DC and PR; and countries of: Canada and Mexico accounts not available at this time.
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.