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Class 2 Device Recall LaserEdge Knives

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  Class 2 Device Recall LaserEdge Knives see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 03, 2017
Create Date March 05, 2018
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 25, 2018
Recall Number Z-0851-2018
Recall Event ID 76874
Product Classification Knife, ophthalmic - Product Code HNN

Product Usage:
The LaserEdge Knives are intended for ophthalmic surgery. There is no therapeutic use and they are available to surgeons for use in procedures.
Code Information none
Recalling Firm/
Bausch & Lomb Inc Irb
1400 Goodman St N
Rochester NY 14609-3547
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The complaints database was reviewed and there have been an atypical volume of dull blades complaints for various lots. out of an abundance of precaution, Bausch + Lomb is voluntarily recalling all product codes SKU manufacturing without the electro-polish control and penetration force testing.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process design
Action On March 3, 2017 Bausch + Lomb , distributed Urgent Medical Device Recall notices and Acknowledgement Forms to customers via FedEx. Customers were advised to: 1. Please review your inventory and quarantine all unused (full and partial) boxes of LaserEdge" knives (6/Box or individual packaged knives) affected lots. 2. Complete the enclosed Medical Device Voluntary Recall Acknowledgement Form and contact Bausch + Lomb to obtain a Return Material Authorization Number (RMA) and arrange for a pickup of the identified product. You can contact the Bausch + Lomb Surgical Customer Service team by calling 1-800-338-2020, Customer Service (option 2), Product Returns and Adverse Event Reporting (option 2). Please contact the Bausch + Lomb Surgical Customer Service team with any questions or concerns regarding this process: 1-800-338-2020.
Quantity in Commerce 1,236,749 knives in total
Distribution US Nationwide Distribution
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.