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Class 2 Device Recall EKOS Cart

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  Class 2 Device Recall EKOS Cart see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 22, 2016
Date Posted September 27, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 30, 2016
Recall Number Z-2890-2016
Recall Event ID 75100
Product Classification Stand, infusion - Product Code FOX
Product The EKOS cart has the catalog number 700-60101.

The EKOS cart is a custom infusion stand/cart used to hold and transport the EkoSonic Control Unit. The cart is designed with three poles to hold infusion pumps and fluid bags, a tray on which the EkoSonic Control unit sits and a base designed to hold an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS). The cart mounts on 4 wheels, two locking and two non-locking.
Code Information Lot numbers: 030915 032615 040915 061515 071515 081715 103015 120715 010416 011816 022216 032116 052416 
Recalling Firm/
EKOS Corporation
11911 N Creek Pkwy S
Bothell WA 98011-8809
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Casters on the EKOS carts may be missing washers which can cause premature wear and dislodgement of the casters/wheels leading to failure.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action The firm, EKOS, sent an "URGENT FIELD SAFETY ACTION" letter dated August 22, 2016 to its customers. The letters were sent to customers informing them of the field safety action, how to identify the affected carts at their facility and instructing customers locate the cart, quarantine it and do not use the cart for any procedures. A representative from EKOS Corporation will be contacting customers in the near future to arrange a date and time when the cart at a facility can be inspected and any affected caster(s) replaced. As the cart is inspected, it will be tagged to easily identify it and confirm it has been inspected and repaired as necessary. Customers will be provided with a copy of the inspection/repair form for the cart they inspect. Please retain that form for records. If customers have any questions, please contact EKOS Customer Service at 1-888-400-3567 or your local EKOS representative.
Quantity in Commerce 455 units
Distribution US Nationwide Distribution in states of: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WY.
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.