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Class 2 Device Recall PROSTIVA RF Model 8929 Hand Piece

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  Class 2 Device Recall PROSTIVA RF Model 8929 Hand Piece see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 05, 2008
Date Posted March 10, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 17, 2012
Recall Number Z-1060-2009
Recall Event ID 50856
510(K)Number K052413  
Product Classification Endoscopic Electrosurgical Unit - Product Code KNS
Product PROSTIVA RF Model 8929 Hand Piece is the delivery system component of the PROSTIVA RF Therapy System.

PROSTIVA RF Therapy Kit 8929, Sterilized using ethylene oxide, Manufacturer Medtronic Inc Minneapolis, MN 55432-5604, Manufactured at Medtronic, Inc Villalba, Puerto Rico.

Indicated for the treatment of symptoms due to urinary outflow obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men over the age of 50 with prostate sizes between 20 cm3 and 50 cm3.
Code Information All lot numbers are included.
Recalling Firm/
Medtronic Neuromodulation
800 53rd Ave NE
PO Box 1250
Minneapolis MN 55440-1250
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Reported incidents of needle retraction failure when using the PROSTIVA RF Model 8929 Hand Piece. The Medtronic Prostiva RF Model 8929 Hand Piece is the delivery system component of the PROSTIVA RF Therapy System.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action A Medtronic "Urgent Medical Device Correction" letter addressed to "Healthcare Provider" was sent August 6, 2008. The letter described the issue, product involved and the Prostiva hand piece Disassembly Procedure that should be followed in the event the user is unable to retract the needles during a procedure. The letter also requested the return of the "Medtronic Reply Form/receipt Confirmation" form.
Quantity in Commerce 40,168
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, IN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY, and WV and countries of Australia, New Zealand, China, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Norway, Qatar, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = KNS and Original Applicant = MEDTRONIC VASCULAR