Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Classic Series Reusable Active Cord Designed to be used with Gyrus ACMI FOCUS 640, Bovie and other general purpose monopolar electrosurgical generators

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Olympus Australia Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

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  • Tipo de evento
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  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class II
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  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Olympus has been made aware by the manufacturer, gyrus acmi, of an issue with the c650-129a classic series reusable cord whereby the cord may become damaged and potentially trigger sparks during use. in the event that cord is damaged, it may short circuit and pose risk of minor electrical shock/burn to the user or patient. if the shorting cable comes in to contact with flammable material there is a risk of fire in the operating room.Investigation of this issue revealed that due to the configuration and location of the cable, the problem could result from users pulling on the cable as opposed to the connector when unplugging the cable. olympus recommends that cables are unplugged by grasping the plug and not by pulling on the cable. to date, there have been no reports of patient injury or death as a result of this issue.Olympus australia has ceased supply of the c650-129a classic series reusable active cord since november 2013.
  • Acción
    Olympus is advising users to inspect inventory for any C650-129A Classic Series Reusable Active Cords, cease use and dispose of them accordingly.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Classic Series Reusable Active CordDesigned to be used with Gyrus ACMI FOCUS 640, Bovie and other general purpose monopolar electrosurgical generatorsModel Number: C650-129AAll Serial NumbersARTG Number:137430(Olympus Australia - Cable/lead, electrosurgical unit)
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