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Class 2 Device Recall Olympus VISERA Tracheal Intubation

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  Class 2 Device Recall Olympus VISERA Tracheal Intubation see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 26, 2023
Date Posted August 04, 2023
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-2340-2023
Recall Event ID 92633
510(K)Number K221631  
Product Classification Bronchoscope (flexible or rigid) - Product Code EOQ
Product VISERA Tracheal Intubation Videoscope OLYMPUS LF Type V- For airway management which includes endoscopic observation to access airway anatomy, endotracheal/endobronchial intubation and management.
Code Information UDI-DI: 04953170340246 All serial numbers
Recalling Firm/
Olympus Corporation of the Americas
3500 Corporate Pkwy
Center Valley PA 18034-8229
For Additional Information Contact SAME
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Revised OER-Pro, OER-Elite, OER-Mini endoscope reprocessor labeling- the LF-V and LF-P are no longer compatible endoscopes for reprocessing in the OERs. The addendum highlights the following changes: 1. Removal of LF-V and LF-P as compatible with the OER 2. Change conditions for ETO gas sterilization from 12% EtO to 100% EtO 3. Removing the reusable cleaning brush for the manual cleaning. Single Use brushes remain compatible
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling Change Control
Action Olympus issued two Urgent: Medical Device Corrective Action letters: (1) VISERA TRACHEAL INTUBATION VIDEOSCOPE OLYMPUS LF TYPE V (LF-V) TRACHEAL INTUBATION FIBERSCOPE OLYMPUS LF-P (LF-P) (2)ENDOSCOPE REPROCESSOR Affected Models: OER-ProTM, OER-MiniTM and OER-EliteTM. Letters states reason for recall, health risk and action to take: Our records indicate that your facility has purchased one or more LF-V and LF-P scopes. (1)Olympus requests you to take the following actions: 1. Ensure all personnel are completely knowledgeable and thoroughly trained on the changes to the reprocessing instructions described in this letter. 2. If you are using OER for high level disinfection of your LF-V and LF-P, please transition to another compatible method of reprocessing as soon as possible. 3. Locate and replace any on-hand copies of the LF-V and LF-P Instructions for Use with the updated version. Obtain a copy of the updated IFU by accessing our Olympus Connect website: How to access the Instructions for Use a) Log in to www.OlympusConnect.com b) Select Product Support , then Instruction Manuals c) Navigate to the document entitled LF-V Instruction Manual and LF-P Instruction Manual If you require additional information about the updated Instruction for use, or need assistance with accessing Olympus Connect, please contact our Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at 1-800-848-9024 (option 1). The TAC department can assist you in answering questions on the new Instructions Manual and new steps. 4. If a Scope ID tag (MAJ-1545) is used with your LF-V and LF-P, please dispose of your MAJ-1545 since the LF-V and LF-P cannot be used with OERs. 5. Complete the enclosed response form and return to our recall partner, Sedgwick, via Email (Olympus6538@sedgwick.com) or Fax (866-842-0470). For any questions about the acknowledgement form, please call the Sedgwick team at 888-912-7350. (2)Our records indicate that your facility has purchased one or more of the afore mentioned endoscope
Quantity in Commerce 1433 units
Distribution Nationwide
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = EOQ and Original Applicant = Olympus Medical Systems Corp.