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Date Initiated by Firm June 07, 2010
Date Posted August 27, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 12, 2012
Recall Number Z-2303-2010
Recall Event ID 55877
510(K)Number K082643   
Product Classification electrosurgical, cutting & coagulation & accessories - Product Code GEI
Product Mitek VAPR Angled Side Effect Electrode (integrated)
Product Code: 227302
The VAPR Electrodes (end effect, side effect, wedge, angled, hook, flex, side effect short and wedge short) and VAPR Suction Electrodes (S9¿ and S ¿) with Integrated Handpiece with Integrated Handpiece, when used with the DePuy Mitek VAPR Electrosurgical System, are intended for resection, ablation, excision of soft tissue, hemostasis of blood vessels and coagulation of soft tissues in patients requiring arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow and wrist.
Code Information All lots of unexpired product
Recalling Firm/
DePuy Mitek, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Co.
325 Paramount Dr
Raynham MA 02767
For Additional Information Contact Jim Kenney
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Product does not meet the packaging specifications for pouch seal integrity which could lead to a breach in sterility
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Packaging process control
Action The firm, Depuy Mitek, sent an "Urgent Voluntary Product Recall" letter dated June 7, 2010, to all customers. The letter described the product, problem and action to be taken by the customers. The customers were instructed to not use any of the identified recalled products; to isolate all inventory of the affected product; complete the Business Reply Form, and return the affected products along with the form to Depuy Mitek; ATTN: Recall Coordinator, 50 Scotland Boulevard, Bridgewater, MA 02324 or fax completed form to 1-508-828-3750. Note the IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION: Any product that contains a round green sticker has been 100% inspected, meets specifications and is acceptable for use. Please Do Not Return any product that is labeled with the green dots because this product is not affected by the recall. If you have any questions or concerns with regard to this program, please contact your local Depuy Mitek Representative or DePuy Mitek Customer Service directly at 1-800-382-4682.
Quantity in Commerce 7576 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA and countries including Canada, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhastan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maylasia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand ,Turkey, UK, Ukraine, UAE, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yemen.
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.