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Date Initiated by Firm September 30, 2022
Date Posted November 08, 2022
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0197-2023
Recall Event ID 91005
Product Classification Knife, ophthalmic - Product Code HTS
Product Beaver Arthro-Lok Pointed Tip Curve L 4mm Blade-an orthopedic blade, which may be used in various types of orthopedic surgery (i.e. foot, ankle, hand, knee, hip or spine surgery).
Catalog#: 376780
Code Information UDI# 00886158001249 LOT#'s: 6034831,6039837
Recalling Firm/
Beaver Visitec International, Inc.
500 Totten Pond Rd
10 City Point
Waltham MA 02451-1916
For Additional Information Contact SAME
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Incorrect configuration of the blades in the package. The blades curve to the right instead of curving to the left. If used may cause cause unintended tissue damage during the procedure or if noticed prior to use may cause a delay in surgery
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action Beaver Visitec informed by a written letter notification coupled with an email on 9/30/22. Letter states reason for recall, health risk and action to take: 1. Immediately examine your inventory and quarantine product from these lots that are subject to recall. If you have further distributed this product, please notify your customers by initiating a sub-recall. Consider all potential users of this product in your user supply chain. You are encouraged to use a copy of this recall notification letter when contacting your customers. 2. Complete the enclosed Business Response Form (BRF) and indicate whether or not you have affected product to return. Please return the business response form to beavervisitec2765@sedgwick.com even if you no longer have product on hand. 3. Please enter the following information on the enclosed BRF: company name, lot number(s) and quantity(ies) of device(s) that are being returned. 4. If you have any questions regarding this Field Action, please contact BVI Sedgwick at 866-382-8606 or beavervisitec2765@sedgwick.com. If you have affected product, please return product with copy of BRF to: Return your product to SEDGWICK using the enclosed UPS pre-paid return label: Attn: Event 2765 Sedgwick 2670 Executive Drive, Suite A Indianapolis, IN 46241 A credit will be provided to consignees who have replied with confirmation of receiving affected product. Please direct any questions regarding credit to our customer service department by email ClaimsUS@bvimedical.com and include in the subject line: Master Case PIR 00371817.
Quantity in Commerce 150 units US; 1116 units OUS
Distribution FL, GA, IN, LA, MA, ME, VA Foreign: France, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.