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Class 2 Device Recall Leica M525 F50 surgical microscope

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  Class 2 Device Recall Leica M525 F50 surgical microscope see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 04, 2012
Date Posted July 20, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 29, 2012
Recall Number Z-2053-2012
Recall Event ID 62114
Product Classification Microscope, surgical, general & plastic surgery - Product Code FSO
Product Leica M525 F50 Surgical Microscope; Article No. 10338422; Leica Microsystems (Schweiz) Ag, 201 Max Schmidheiny Strasse, Heerbrugg, Switzerland

Product Usage: The intended use of this device is for improving visibility of objects through magnification and illumination. It can be applied for observation and documentation and for human and veterinary medical treatment.
Code Information Serial numbers serial numbers 110311001, 120312001, 20412001, 260112001, 300911001, 40811001, 80411001, 90312001, 10311002, 90611001, 260711001, 20911001, 200911001, 210911001, 111011001, 141011001, 241011001, 121211001, 141211001, 151211001, 191211001, 30112001, 50112001, 140212001, 60312001, 220312001, 300312001, 30412001, 50411001, 10411001, 130411001, 210411001, 170511001, 300511001, 90811001, 200312001, 50412001, 110112002, 280611001, 241011002, 20312001, 101011001 and 270911001
Recalling Firm/
Leica Microsystems, Inc.
1700 Leider Ln
Buffalo Grove IL 60089-6622
For Additional Information Contact Ms. M. Elizabeth Culotta
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Leica Microsystems evaluated data showing that a malfunction resulting in an illumination reduction can be observed when Leica M525 F50 surgical microscope is used in combination with a remote control connected to a remote video adapter or motorized dual video adapter.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action Leica Microsystems sent an Urgent Medical Device letter dated June 4, 2012 to the affected customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were informed that the Leica surgical microscope M525 F50 required a software upgrade. Customers were instructed to NOT USE a remote video adapter or motorized video adapter until the required software upgrade has been installed by their Leica Microsystems representative. The customers were requested to complete the attached Acknowledgement Form, acknowledging receipt and understanding of the letter, listing the serial numbers of the units at their facilities and to fax it back to Leica Microsystems at (847) 236-3747.
Quantity in Commerce 39 Units - USA , 4 Units - Canada
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) in the states of: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, including Puerto Rico, and the countriy of Canada.
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.