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Class 2 Device Recall Gyrus ACMI Round Cutting Burrs

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  Class 2 Device Recall Gyrus ACMI Round Cutting Burrs see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 03, 2017
Date Posted March 20, 2018
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1337-2018
Recall Event ID 79548
Product Classification Bur, ear, nose and throat - Product Code EQJ
Product Gyrus ACMI Round Cutting Burrs - to be used with the Diego Elite system
Code Information Catalog No. (UDI-DI): MBUR5060FRCV (00821925036529), MBUR6060FRCV (00821925036536), and MBUR7060FRCV (00821925036543) ALL LOTS MANUFACTURED BEFORE AUGUST 3, 2017
Recalling Firm/
Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
2925 Appling Rd
Bartlett TN 38133-3901
For Additional Information Contact Customer Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
"Chattering" when cutting burrs are used in bone.
Action As a result, OSTA will issue a Field Safety Notice (FSN) to all customers that received variable exposure burrs of 5mm or greater diameter. The FSN will inform them of the concern and will advise to exercise due caution if using the affected device in proximity to sensitive or vital anatomical structures. On September 6, 2017 the firm sent a URGENT: MEDICAL DEVICE FIELD SAFETY NOTICE to the attention of the Surgical Risk Management Department for the following products: MBUR5060FRCV - Burr, 5mm Round Cutting, Variable Exposure, Standard Length, MBUR6060FRCV - Burr, 6mm Round Cutting, Variable Exposure, Standard Length and MBUR7060FRCV - Burr, 7mm Round Cutting, Variable Exposure, Standard Length for All product with an expiration date prior to August 3, 2017 Description of the problem: Olympus has become aware of an issue that requires your attention. This letter pertains to the Olympus Round Variable Cutting Burrs (Burrs) referenced above. Our records indicate that you may have purchased affected burrs. We are in receipt of a number of non-injury-related complaints that has made Olympus aware of a possibility that the burr may chatter when drilling bone. Although this chatter phenomenon can occur with any type or brand of cutting burr, depending on technique and bone density, Olympus has become aware that the larger diameter variable exposure burrs listed above can exhibit more chatter than other similar devices in some situations, particularly when they are extended to longer lengths. After extensive testing, Olympus has determined that our variable exposure burrs of less than 5mm diameter, and all fixed exposure burr offerings, are not affected by this phenomenon. Because of this, Olympus has elected to issue this field safety notice (FSN). Please refer to the enclosure with this letter that cautions of the possibility of the chatter phenomenon in the larger variable offerings. The FSN also recommends that surgeons exercise due caut
Quantity in Commerce 324
Distribution NM, MI, and TX EU, Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

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