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Class 2 Device Recall Maquet Adjustable Positioning Elements

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  Class 2 Device Recall Maquet Adjustable Positioning Elements see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 17, 2015
Date Posted November 09, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 19, 2016
Recall Number Z-0247-2016
Recall Event ID 71998
Product Classification Accessories, operating-room, table (kit) - Product Code FWZ
Product Maquet Getinge Group, Adjustable Positioning Elements (1007.28A0) Manufacturer: Maquet GmbH, Germany. Patient positioners.
The MAQUET Adjustable Positioning Elements are designed for the placement and positioning of patients in the prone position immediately before, during and after surgical interventions as well as for examination and treatment. With a patient in the prone position, the adjustable positioning elements stabilize the upper body while simultaneously relieving the abdominal region in the vertical position with regard to the spine and the large blood vessels there. This positioning method is thus suitable for interventions on the spine with dorsal access to prevent positioning-specific compression with resulting bleeding tenancies. They are made up of the following components: (2) chest and (2) hip elements with padding which are secured in a fixed arrangement to the frames and can be adjusted in all directions independently of each other.
Code Information Part Nos 1007.28A0 (Adjustable Positioning Elements and 1007.24F0 (Universal Frame with Adjustable Positioning Elements)
Recalling Firm/
Maquet Cardiovascular Us Sales, Llc
45 Barbour Pond Drive
Wayne NJ 07470
For Additional Information Contact Mr. Josefino Cabinian
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Two serious thromboembolic events were reported involving the Adjustable Positioning Elements (Part Number 1007.28A0) in conjunction with Universal Frame (Part Number 1007.24F0) for lumbar spine surgery. The hip elements may have a negative effect on patients- venous backflow under certain conditions and may have been a contributing factor to thromboembolic events.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action MAQUET sent an "Urgent Product Recall Medical Device Removal" notice and "Medical Device Removal Response Form" dated August 17, 2015 via UPS to affected customers. The notification identified the issue and the affected product. The notification instructed customers to read the notification and disseminate the information provided to all the users of the device; examine their inventory to determine if they have the Adjustable Positioning Elements; if so, remove the affected products, quarantine them and keep them in a secure location for shipment back to Maquet; and fill out and sign the accompany response form and send via email or fax to Maquet. If the customers have any questions regarding this field action, they were instructed to please contact their local MAQUET Representative or call MAQUET Customer Service at 1-888-627-8383 (Press option 2, then followed by option 3) Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EDT.
Quantity in Commerce United States (3 sets); Rest of World (47 sets)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US including AL, CA, MO and Internationally to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and United Arab Emirates.
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.