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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: ASPEN SURGICAL PRODUCTS, CALEDONIA BARD-PARKER CARBON RIB-BACK BLADES SIZE 15, STERILE BARD-PARKER BLADE

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ASPEN SURGICAL PRODUCTS, CALEDONIA BARD-PARKER CARBON RIB-BACK BLADES SIZE 15, STERILE BARD-PARKER BLADE Back to Search Results
Model Number 371115-150
Device Problem Break (1069)
Patient Problem Foreign Body In Patient (2687)
Event Date 10/30/2018
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative
Aspen surgical received a report from the distributor indicating that bard-parker blades broke during a procedure. The incident occurred at the user facility. Sample was not available and no photographic evidence was available for evaluation. A manufacturing lot number was provided for review. End user indicated that during surgical bilateral foot procedures, two size 15 blades broke in the bilateral foot wounds. The surgeon successfully retrieved all broken pieces from both surgical foot wounds. Complete removal was verified via fluoroscopy. Patient tolerated well and no follow-up care was required. A review of the device history record indicated no non-conformance's related to the reported issue. 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 during surgery process could also cause blade condition. The following controls are in-place to mitigate "broken blade" condition at aspen surgical (b)(4) 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 available.
 
Event Description
Aspen surgical received a report from the distributor indicating that bard-parker blades broke during a procedure. The incident occurred at the user facility. 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 15, 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 Key8102869
MDR Text Key128398594
Report Number1836161-2018-00121
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 health professional,user faci
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 11/01/2018
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received11/26/2018
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? No
Device Operator
Device Model Number371115-150
Device Lot Number0166935
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 Received11/01/2018
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Device Not Returned to Manufacturer
Date Device Manufactured06/12/2018
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial

Patient Treatment Data
Date Received: 11/26/2018 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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