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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. SVCE REPL MDU CNTRL PWRMX ELITE SAW, POWERED, AND ACCESSORIES

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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. SVCE REPL MDU CNTRL PWRMX ELITE SAW, POWERED, AND ACCESSORIES Back to Search Results
Catalog Number 72200616SR
Device Problems Device Operates Differently Than Expected (2913); Temperature Problem (3022)
Patient Problem No Known Impact Or Consequence To Patient (2692)
Event Date 10/25/2017
Event Type  malfunction  
Manufacturer Narrative
The device was received for evaluation. A visual inspection was performed on the product and no issue was observed. There was a relationship found between the returned device and the reported incident. Product failed functional testing with motor stall error and overheating. Cause of overheating and errors is a corroded motor/gearbox. The motor/gearbox assembly was removed from the housing and the gearbox was removed from the motor. The gearbox was found to be jammed. The motor passed functional testing. The complaint was confirmed and the root cause has been determined to be corrosion of the gearbox assembly. A motor stall condition will result in increased current draw from the control unit which will heat the motor and hand piece housing. Factors which can contribute to gearbox corrosion include cleaning and sterilization methods and the chemicals involved. A review of the device history records showed there were no indications to suggest that the product did not meet manufacturing specification or would not be able to perform as intended.
 
Event Description
It was reported that the device stopped rotating and started to feel warm. No procedure delay or patient injuries were reported.
 
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Brand NameSVCE REPL MDU CNTRL PWRMX ELITE
Type of DeviceSAW, POWERED, AND ACCESSORIES
Manufacturer (Section D)
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
76 s. meridian ave.
oklahoma city OK 73107 6512
Manufacturer (Section G)
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
76 s. meridian ave.
oklahoma city OK 73107 6512
Manufacturer Contact
jim gonzales
7000 w. william cannon drive
austin, TX 78735
MDR Report Key7058213
MDR Text Key140656998
Report Number1643264-2017-01774
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code HAB
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN Number
EXEMPT
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type health professional,user faci
Reporter Occupation Other Health Care Professional
Type of Report Initial,Followup
Report Date 12/18/2017
1 Device was Involved in the Event
0 Patients were Involved in the Event:
Date FDA Received11/26/2017
Is this an Adverse Event Report? No
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator
Device Catalogue Number72200616SR
Was Device Available for Evaluation? Device Returned to Manufacturer
Date Returned to Manufacturer11/30/2017
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? Yes
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received12/17/2017
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Device Not Returned to Manufacturer
Is the Device Single Use? No
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Reuse

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