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Class 1 Device Recall TigerPaw System II

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  Class 1 Device Recall TigerPaw System II see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 25, 2015
Date Posted April 23, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 17, 2017
Recall Number Z-1462-2015
Recall Event ID 70853
510(K)Number K111064  
Product Classification Staple, implantable - Product Code GDW
Product TIGERPAW System II,
Part number C-TP-1509 (9 connector)

The TigerPaw System II is an implantable occlusion Fastener to be placed on the Ostium of the Left Atrial Appendage (LAA).
Code Information Part number C-TP-1509 (9 connector)  All serial numbers/lots
Recalling Firm/
Laax, Inc.
151 Lindbergh Ave Ste I
Livermore CA 94551-9497
For Additional Information Contact Karen LeFevre
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Increase of field reports involving issues with the TIGERPAW System II resulting in possible tissue tearing on left atrial wall and bleeding during use of the device, which may or may not be caused by incomplete closure of the TigerPaw System II fastener.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Unknown/Undetermined by firm
Action The firm, LAAx, Inc.on behalf of Maquet Medical Systems, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL (Removal) IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED " letter dated March 30, 2015 to all affected sites by express mail. The letter describers the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to examine your inventory immediately to determine if you have any TIGERPAW System II products; remove the products, quarantine them and place in a secure location; complete and return the MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL (Removal) RESPONSE FORM by e-mailing a scanned copy to:Tigerpaw2015@maquet.com or FAX to: 1-(973)-396-3607. If you have acted as a distributor for the TIGERPAW System product II, immediately contact those accounts, advise them of the recall situationa and have them return all stock to you. Your Marquet Medical System USA Sales Representative will contact you to assist with the return of any product. If you have any additional questions, contact your local Maquet Medical Systems USA Sales Representative or our Customer Service at 1-888-880-2874 (6:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST).
Quantity in Commerce ~4,154 units distributed in US - both part numbers
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of:Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy Netherland, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Slovenia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.
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 = GDW and Original Applicant = LAAX, INC.