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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: ARTHROCARE CORP. DISPOSABLE FIRSTPASS SUTURE PASSER, SELF

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ARTHROCARE CORP. DISPOSABLE FIRSTPASS SUTURE PASSER, SELF Back to Search Results
Catalog Number 22-4038
Device Problem Mechanical Jam (2983)
Patient Problem No Known Impact Or Consequence To Patient (2692)
Event Date 05/27/2020
Event Type  malfunction  
Event Description
It was reported that during surgery the firstpass closed and locked shut. Upon removal from the patient the needle was outside of the top jaw and jammed the mechanism. The failure occurred with 2 different devices. There was a delay of under 30 min and the procedure was completed using a s+n backup device. No patient injury or other complications were reported. All available information has been disclosed. If additional information should become available, a supplemental report will be submitted accordingly.
 
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Brand NameDISPOSABLE FIRSTPASS SUTURE PASSER, SELF
Type of DevicePASSER
Manufacturer (Section D)
ARTHROCARE CORP.
7000 w. william cannon
austin TX 78735
Manufacturer (Section G)
ARTHROCARE CORP.
7000 w. william cannon
austin TX 78735
Manufacturer Contact
holly topping
7000 west william cannon drive
austin
MDR Report Key10151705
MDR Text Key195076575
Report Number3006524618-2020-00381
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code HWQ
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN Number
EXEMPT
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial,Followup
Report Date 09/10/2020
1 Device was Involved in the Event
0 Patients were Involved in the Event:
Date FDA Received06/15/2020
Is this an Adverse Event Report? No
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator
Device Catalogue Number22-4038
Device Lot Number2048570
Was Device Available for Evaluation? No
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? No
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received09/09/2020
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Device Not Returned to Manufacturer
Date Device Manufactured01/16/2020
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial

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