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Class 2 Device Recall NovaSure Radiofrequency Control Units

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  Class 2 Device Recall NovaSure Radiofrequency Control Units see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 24, 2014
Date Posted February 26, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 17, 2014
Recall Number Z-1094-2014
Recall Event ID 67375
PMA Number P010013 
Product Classification Device, thermal ablation, endometrial - Product Code MNB
Product NovaSure Impedance Controlled Endometrial Ablation System Radiofrequency Controller, Model Number: 71978-001
Catalog Number: RFC2009

Product Usage: The NovaSure Impedance Controlled Endometrial Ablation System is intended to ablate the endometrial lining of the uterus in premenopausal women with mehorrhagia (excessive bleeding) due to benign causes for whom childbearing is complete.
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Recalling Firm/
Hologic, Inc
250 Campus Dr
Marlborough MA 01752-3020
For Additional Information Contact Same
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
NovaSure Radiofrequency Control Units may not meet a requirement of the electrical standard, IEC 60601-1,
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Component design/selection
Action Hologic sent an Important Medical Device Information letter to all affected consignees on January 24, 2014 via certified letter. The letter contains instructions for scheduling the return and replacement of the affected unit, provides contact information, and includes a postage-paid return card for the consignee to complete and return to Hologic.
Quantity in Commerce 93 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA Nationwide and the countries Canada, France, Germany, and Sweden
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.
PMA Database PMAs with Product Code = MNB and Original Applicant = HOLOGIC, INC.