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Class 3 Device Recall Boston Scientific Soloist

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  Class 3 Device Recall Boston Scientific Soloist see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 02, 2012
Date Posted March 28, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 14, 2012
Recall Number Z-1319-2012
Recall Event ID 61377
510(K)Number K053128  
Product Classification Electrosurgical, cutting & coagulation & accessories - Product Code GEI
Product Boston Scientific Soloist Single Needle Electrode: 18 cm long, 16 gauge, Sterile, packaged with the Soloist Electrode Power Cord. Boston Scientific, Nalick, MA.

The Soloist Needle Electrode is intended for use in conjunction with a Boston Scientific Corporation radiofrequency. (RF) generator for the thermal coagulation necrosis of soft tissues, including partial or complete ablation of nonresectable liver lesions.
Code Information Soloist Single Needle M001262500 Reference Inner 14386589, 14435130, 14578709, 14629530, 14715963, Electrode -18cm (outer pouch Information) 14722621, 14776399, 14805361 box)
Recalling Firm/
Boston Scientific Corporation
100 Boston Scientific Way
Marlborough MA 01752-1234
For Additional Information Contact Cindy Finney
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Device found labeled with the incorrect expiration dates. The Soloist Single Needle Electrode has been qualified for a 3 year expiration date. Product manufactured between the dates of May 24, 2011 and November 8, 2011 has an incorrect expiration date of 20 years labeled on the pouched needle electrode and 5 years labeled on the carton.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Incorrect or no expiration date
Action Boston Scientific sent a Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated March 2, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. The letter instructed to cease use, quarantine and return unused product with directions to forward the notification to the hospital level. Customers were directed to fill out the Reply Verification Tracking Form and fax to 508¿683¿5578, for reimbursement. Returned goods are to be sent to: Boston Scientific Corporation Distribution Center Attn: QA Returns 500 Commander Shea Blvd Quincy, MA 02171 We regret any inconvenience that this action may cause and we appreciate your understanding as we take action to ensure patient safety and customer satisfaction. For further questions please call (508) 683-4678.
Quantity in Commerce 682 (1555 used)
Distribution USA (nationwide) and the countries of Canada, Columbia, Viet Nam, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Netherlands Pakistan, Portugal, S. Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Tunisia.
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 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = GEI and Original Applicant = BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP.