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Class 2 Device Recall 8mm Fenestrated Bipolar Forceps

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  Class 2 Device Recall 8mm Fenestrated Bipolar Forceps see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 08, 2013
Date Posted May 29, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on February 18, 2014
Recall Number Z-1433-2013
Recall Event ID 65194
510(K)Number K012833  
Product Classification System,surgical,computer controlled instrument - Product Code NAY
Product 8mm Fenestrated Bipolar Forceps used in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System, Model IS1200.

Multiple use electrosurgical endoscopic instruments.

Code Information Model number: 400205-04; Lot numbers: M10120816 M10120820 M10120903 M10120910 M10120912 M10120921 M10121008 M10121024 M10121120 M10121130 M10121206 M10121213 M10121215 M10130124 M10130131 M10130213 M10130218 M10130222 M10130313 M10130319 M10130402. 
Recalling Firm/
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
1266 Kifer Rd Bldg 100
Sunnyvale CA 94086-5304
For Additional Information Contact Richard Reeves
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Reports of dislodging of the Cautery Plug Insert from the Cautery Plug Riser, preventing a bipolar cautery cable from being properly connected which results in loss of cautery function of Bipolar Instruments.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Intuitive Surgical sent an "Urgent Medical Device Correction" letter dated May 8, 2013 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. Contact Customer Service at 800-876-1310 for questions regarding this notice.
Quantity in Commerce 697 - all products
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, CA, CO, FL, IL, KY, MI, MS, NJ, NY, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI, and the countries of Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Venezuela.
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.