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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: ASPEN SURGICAL PRODUCTS, CALEDONIA BARD-PARKER CARBON RIB-BACK BLADES SIZE 10, STERILE BARD-PARKER BLADE

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ASPEN SURGICAL PRODUCTS, CALEDONIA BARD-PARKER CARBON RIB-BACK BLADES SIZE 10, STERILE BARD-PARKER BLADE Back to Search Results
Model Number 371110-150
Device Problem Break (1069)
Patient Problem No Clinical Signs, Symptoms or Conditions (4582)
Event Date 04/05/2021
Event Type  malfunction  
Manufacturer Narrative
Aspen surgical received a report from the distributor indicating that a blade broke at the handle slot. No adverse effect to the patient was noted. Photographic evidence was available for evaluation. A manufacturing lot number was also provided for review. Customer reported that the blade broke at the attachment location to the handle. Patient was not affected. A review of the device history record was completed. No non-conformance's relating to the reported issue were identified. A review of the photographic evidence confirmed the reported issue of the broken blade. The most probable root cause could have been during the stamping or grinding process. Packaging process has established controls to mitigate broken or cracked blade condition, including a "medio" blade sensor that inspects 100% of packed pouches liner level prior to aluminum foil packaging. Also, excessive force applied by end user could also cause blade to break. The following controls are in-place to mitigate "broken blade" condition at aspen surgical las piedras site: heat treatment in-process at the beginning and end of each lot are inspected for dimension integrity using a pin gauge, flatness gauge and perforation length gauge, ductility test, and hardness test. Heat treatment quality inspections at the beginning and end of each lot are inspected for dimension integrity using a pin gauge, flatness gauge and perforation length gauge, ductility test, and hardness test. Based on this information, no further action is required. Device not returned.
 
Event Description
Aspen surgical received a report indicating that a blade broke at the handle slot. No adverse effect to the patient was reported. Item was in use at the end user. This report was filed in our complaint handling system as complaint #(b)(4).
 
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Brand NameBARD-PARKER CARBON RIB-BACK BLADES SIZE 10, STERILE
Type of DeviceBARD-PARKER BLADE
Manufacturer (Section D)
ASPEN SURGICAL PRODUCTS, CALEDONIA
6945 southbelt dr. s.e.
caledonia MI 49316
Manufacturer (Section G)
SAME AS ABOVE
Manufacturer Contact
jordan hackert
6945 southbelt dr. s.e.
caledonia, MI 49316
6165367508
MDR Report Key11760632
MDR Text Key250887228
Report Number1836161-2021-00020
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code GES
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type distributor
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 04/05/2021
1 Device was Involved in the Event
0 Patients were Involved in the Event:
Date FDA Received05/03/2021
Is this an Adverse Event Report? No
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator
Device Model Number371110-150
Device Lot Number234513
Was Device Available for Evaluation? No
Is the Reporter a Health Professional?
Was the Report Sent to FDA? No
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received04/05/2021
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Device Not Returned to Manufacturer
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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