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Class 1 Device Recall Shiley

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Date Initiated by Firm July 18, 2012
Date Posted August 10, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on January 22, 2015
Recall Number Z-2174-2012
Recall Event ID 62559
510(K)Number K962173  
Product Classification Tube tracheostomy and tube cuff - Product Code JOH
Product Shiley Reusable Cannula Low Pressure Cuffed Tracheostomy Tubes, model numbers (Worldwide) 8LPC, 8FEN; (Outside U.S.) 8FENJ, 8FENJ-S, 8LPC-S, 8FEN-S.

Product Usage: The product is intended for use to bypass upper airway obstructions, provide long term ventilation, support and/or manage tracheal/bronchial secretions. The product is sold as sterile. The packaging may indicate either Covidien or Tyco as the manufacturer as the firm has transitioned from Tyco to Covidien over the past 4 years.
Code Information United States distributed product includes: 8FEN lots 0910000342 to 1101001558 and 110300622X to 120600700X; 8LPC lots 0910000348 to 1101001823 and 110200327X to 120600351X.  Product Distributed outside of the United States: 8FENJ lots 1003002176, 1004000412, and 120100433X. 8FEN-S lot 0910001010; 8FENJ-S lots 0910002075 to 1103002299 and 110601803X to 120402125X; and 8LPC-S lots 0910001002 to 1103002052 and 111000400X to 120600014X.
Recalling Firm/
Nellcor Puritan Bennett Inc. (dba Covidien LP)
6135 Gunbarrel Ave
Boulder CO 80301-3214
For Additional Information Contact Covidien Technical Services
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Covidien is recalling certain cuffed Shiley tracheostomy tubes due to consumer complaints related to the connections and functions of the inner and outer cannula which were observed during mechanical ventilation of patients.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Covidien sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated July 18, 2012 to all affected consignees via mail (FedEx) notification. The customer communication identified the affected product , problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to examine their inventory, segregate product with the identified affected product codes and lot numbers and complete the enclosed verification form and fax to 925-463-4600. Customers were asked to return unused products from the affected product codes and lots. The firm also recommended the replacement of affected tubes that were already in use as soon as clinically appropriate. The letter stated to return the affected product for credit or question contact Technical Services group at 800-635-5267 option 3, option 1 and reference the Return Goods Authorization number.
Quantity in Commerce 337,227 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide
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 = JOH and Original Applicant = MALLINCKRODT MEDICAL