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Class 2 Device Recall SteriVac

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  Class 2 Device Recall SteriVac see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 13, 2012
Date Posting Updated October 09, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on January 29, 2013
Recall Number Z-0022-2013
Recall Event ID 63214
510(K)Number K902036  K941748  
Product Classification Sterilizer ethylene-oxide gas - Product Code FLF
Product 3M Steri-Vac Gas Sterilizer/Aerator models 5XL and 8XL.

3M Steri-Vac Gas Sterilizer/Aerator is a compact unit designed to sterilize heat- and/or moisture-sensitive devices. This gas sterilizer/aerator is intended for indoor use only.
Code Information Model 5XL 1-door, serial numbers from 721799 - 722166. , Model 5XL 2-door, serial numbers from 820248 - 820285. , Model 8XL 1-door, serial numbers from 350608 - 350887. Model 8XL 2-door, serial numbers from 450073 - 450105
Recalling Firm/
3M Company - Health Care Business
3M Center 2510 Conway Ave , B# 275-5-W-6
Saint Paul MN 55144
For Additional Information Contact 3M Health Care Service Line
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
3M determined that the electrical grounding mechanism for the Steri-Vac 5XL and 8XL gas Sterilizer/Aerator did not meet all of the requirements of the standard in that the electrical wiring, which is insulated and contained within the sealed door should have a stronger connection to the protective electrical grounding mechansim.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Component design/selection
Action 3m Healthcare Service Center sent a Urgent Medical Device Field Correction letter dated September 19. 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. 3M will contact you to schedule an appointment for a field correction on any unit in the range of serial numbers provided in the table. 3Ms goal is to service the affected units with minimal disruption to your facility. We apologize for any inconvenience this field correction may cause. Please be assured that 3M is committed to the highest level of safety and customer service and we are proud of our longstanding safety record for 3M" Steri-Vac" Gas Sterilizers. For Further Information If you have any questions, please contact the 3M Health Care Service Line at 1-800-688-5888 or your local 3M representative. .
Quantity in Commerce 707 units (61 US, 646 OUS)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution--USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, CO, CT, GA, IN, KY, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WA and WI., and the countries of Argentina, Barbados, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Guinea, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, UAE, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
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 = FLF and Original Applicant = 3M COMPANY
510(K)s with Product Code = FLF and Original Applicant = 3M HEALTH CARE, LTD.