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Class 2 Device Recall STAR S4 with Variable Spot Scanning Excimer System (STAR S4)

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  Class 2 Device Recall STAR S4 with Variable Spot Scanning Excimer System (STAR S4) see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 28, 2013
Date Posted June 13, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 12, 2014
Recall Number Z-1540-2013
Recall Event ID 65285
PMA Number P930016S016 
Product Classification Excimer laser system - Product Code LZS
Product STAR S4 with Variable Spot Scanning Excimer System (STAR S4)

Mfg by AMO Manufacturing USA, LLC
510 Cottonwood Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035

The STAR Excimer Laser System, a class Ill device, is indicated for laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgery in certain patient populations.
Code Information Model 0030-4077 - all serial numbers of STAR Excimer Laser Systems that were manufactured prior to 26-Jul-2011.
Recalling Firm/
Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.
510 Cottonwood Dr
Milpitas CA 95035-7403
For Additional Information Contact Chris Carnahan
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Under specific conditions, there is an unlikely potential to result in inadvertent laser firing of the laser.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action AMO Manufacturing sent an Advisory Notice dated May 28, 2013, to all affected customers via Federal Express. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to distribute the attached advisory notice to all affected customers in their assigned region. Customers were instructed to notify each surgeion at their site and complete and return the attached form to AMO via fax as an an acknowledgement of receipt of this advisory notice and that they understand the information contained within the letter. Customers with questions were instructed to contact their regional contact. For questions regarding this recall call 408-273-4016.
Quantity in Commerce 1,882 - total all systems
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and Internationally to Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britian, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey, Japan, Spain, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Taiwan, Mexico, South Korea, Venezuela, Paraquay, South Korea, Russian Federation, Costa Rico, Portugal, Uruquay, Martinique, Israel, Bolivia, Ecuador, Lebanon, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Dominican Republic, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Kuwait, Ukraine, Guatemala, Phillipines, Trinidad, Tobago, Mongolia, Jordan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Oman, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Peru, Bolivia, Croatia, Romania, Yemen, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Libyia, Slovakia, Algeria, El Salvador, and Cyprus. .
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.
PMA Database PMAs with Product Code = LZS and Original Applicant = AMO Manufacturing USA, LLC