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Class 2 Device Recall 24K Arthroscopy Outflow/Suction Tubing Set

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  Class 2 Device Recall 24K Arthroscopy Outflow/Suction Tubing Set see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 01, 2011
Date Posted September 27, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 25, 2013
Recall Number Z-2469-2012
Recall Event ID 63107
Product Classification Catheter, irrigation - Product Code GBX
Product Catheter Irrigation Set labeled in part: ***24K Arthroscopy Outflow/Suction Tubing Set***

This Arthroscopy Tubing Set is intended for use, in conjunction with the ConMed Linvatec 24k Pump, for pump-induced outflow and/or suction of fluid from the joint during arthroscopic procedures.
Code Information Catalog # 24k100 Lot #: 20853-000 20854-000 20855-000 21791-000 22172-000 22414-000 22513-000 22667-000 22724-000 22725-000 23606-000 23912 23912-000 23971-000 24177-000 24296-000 24348-000 24373-000 24476-000 24559-000 24671-000 24703-000 24905-000 25668-000 25794-000 25931-000 26025-000 26041-000 26294-000 26448-000 26486-000 27130-000 27255 27255-000 27322 27520
Recalling Firm/
Linvatec Corp. dba ConMed Linvatec
11311 Concept Blvd
Largo FL 33773-4908
For Additional Information Contact Roger Murphy
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
ConMed Linvatec recalled their 24k Arthroscopy Outflow/Suction Tubing Set (Product Number 24k100)because there is a possibility that the product may have a breach in the Tyvek seal that could potentially compromise the sterility of the contents.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Employee error
Action ConMed Linvatec sent a Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification via FedEx to all affected customers. This notice should be received July 5, 2011. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. All returned product under this removal action will be identified, segregated, and quarantined per ConMed Utica, N.Y. procedures. Returned product will be dispositioned in accordance with ConMed Utica, N.Y. procedures. This can include repackaged and resterilization with new lot number or product scrap. ConMed Utica, N.Y. will maintain control of all individual lot numbers returned and dispositioned. Firm is striving for 1005 effectiveness. If a Reply form is not received within approximately 30 days of the first mailing, ConMed Linvatec will make two additional contacts by mail approximately 30-35 days apart. Should you have any additional questions please contact our Customer Service at 800-237-0169 or fax at 727-319-5701.
Quantity in Commerce 30064 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution--USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA ,WI and Hawaii., and the countries of Australia Canada, China, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Spain, France, South Africa, United Kingdom, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia and Saudi Arabia.
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.