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Date Initiated by Firm November 30, 0012
Create Date November 04, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3
Recall Number Z-0139-2014
Recall Event ID 66526
Product Patient Cart used in conjunction with the da Vinci S surgical and SI System.

Intuitive Surgical
1266 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

The Patient Side Cart (PSC) is a robotic platform used for da Vinci Surgery. It is the operative component for both da Vinci systems and its primary function is to support he instrument arms and camera arm. It uses remote center technology. The remote center is a fixed point in space around which the Patient Cart arms move. Remote center technology enables the system to maneuver instruments and endoscopes in the surgical site while exerting minimal force on the patient body wall. The Patient Cart works in the sterile field, assisting the Surgeon Console operator by exchanging instruments and endoscopes, and by performing other patient-side activities. To help ensure patient safety, the action of the Patient Cart operator take precedence over actions of the Surgeon Console operator.
Code Information Model IS2000 and IS 3000
Recalling Firm/
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
1266 Kifer Rd Bldg 100
Sunnyvale CA 94086-5304
For Additional Information Contact Richard Reeves
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Increased number of complaints regarding fluid entering the patient card base of the da Vinci S and SI systems.
Action Intuitive Surgical Inc sent an Product Notification to all affected customers via email on November 30, 2012. E-mail notifications advised users of an addendum to the User Manual for Covering the Patient Cart column that provided a recommended method for covering the da Vinci patient cart column to prevent splashing on the cart during a procedure. The addendum was attached to the e-mail and is available online. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-876-1310. Outside the United States call +41 21 821 2020 or +800.0821.2020
Quantity in Commerce 1754 patient carts
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including Puerto Rico and the countries of Australia, Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.