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Class 2 Device Recall Covidien Emprint Percutaneous Antenna with Thermosphere Technology

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  Class 2 Device Recall Covidien Emprint Percutaneous Antenna with Thermosphere Technology see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 07, 2017
Create Date February 09, 2018
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0559-2018
Recall Event ID 79075
510(K)Number K133821  
Product Classification System, ablation, microwave and accessories - Product Code NEY
Product Covidien Emprint Percutaneous Antenna with Thermosphere Technology, 20cm (reinforced), Material CA20L2
Code Information UDI 10884521706590, Lot codes: S6MG006PX,S6MG009PX,S6MG013PX,S6MG020PX,S7AG011X,S7AG012X,S7BG008X,S7CG003X,S7DG003X,S7DG009X,S7FG001X,S7FG002X,S7FG005X,S7FG008X
Recalling Firm/
Covidien LLC
60 Middletown Ave
North Haven CT 06473-3908
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The firm received consumer reports of the ceramic trocar tip of the Emprint ablation antenna disengaging from the needle shaft post-ablation. This can result in the tip remaining in the patient.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action All consignees were notified via Federal Express or certified mail on August 7, 2017, and the letter informs customers of the possible trocar tip disengagement and the actions they should take. Customers are requested to segregate and return affected product and acknowledge receipt and understanding of the Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice.
Distribution Nationwide including PR, Canada, China
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = NEY and Original Applicant = Covidien LLC