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Class 2 Device Recall Tip Cover, Accessory

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  Class 2 Device Recall Tip Cover, Accessory see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 09, 2012
Date Posted September 10, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 31, 2012
Recall Number Z-2339-2012
Recall Event ID 62807
510(K)Number K112263  
Product Classification System,surgical,computer controlled instrument - Product Code NAY
Product Tip Cover for 8mm Monopolar Curved Scissors (Hot Shears)Accessory, Disposable, 8mm MCS, Box of 10.

The intended use of the Tip Cover Accessory is to provide dielectric insulation over a section of the Monopolar Curved Scissor instrument so that RF energy is only available at the scissor blades. The Monopolar Curved Scissors are intended for endoscopic manipulation of tissue, including: cutting, blunt and sharp dissection, electrocautery. This accessory is to be used with the Intuitive Surgical Endoscopic Instrument Control Systems (da Vinci, da Vinci S and da Vinci Si Surgical Systems Models IS1200, 12000, ISSOQO).
Code Information Model No. 400180-12 Lot No: M10120601 M10120430 M10120329 M10120312 M10111214 M10120516 M10120426 M10120321 M10120208 M10111208 M10120510 M10120419 M10120317 M10120207 M10111201 M10120507 M10120413 M10120315 M10120130 M10111028 
Recalling Firm/
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
1266 Kifer Rd Bldg 100
Sunnyvale CA 94086-5304
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is potential for the sterility of the product to be compromised.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Employee error
Action Intuitive Surgical sent a "MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION" letter dated August 9, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. An Acknowledgement Form was included for customers to complete and return via fax to (408) 716-3040. Contact Customer Service at 1-800-876-1310 for questions regarding this recall.
Quantity in Commerce 11,121 Boxes
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and the countries of Australia, Canada, and Lebanon
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 = NAY and Original Applicant = INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.