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TB-Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead with Un-shrouded Pins

Announcement

On September 26, 2018 Oscor notified customers of a recall for certain lots (Recall No. 1035166- 09/07/2018-01-R) of TB Unshrouded Bipolar Pacing Leads. As part of the recall correction activities, Oscor is retrieving any remaining inventory out in the field. The recall scope is being expanded to include expired inventory for devices distributed between December 21, 2011 to May 17, 2018. The recall expansion is to ensure proper disposition of expired units. The FDA has been notified and is aware Oscor Inc. is voluntarily taking this action.

INTENDED USE:

The Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead, Model TB is used transvenously for temporary pacing and sensing of the heart in conjunction with a compatible external pulse generator.

DEVICE DESCRIPTION:

The temporary pacing lead is a bipolar lead with depth markings. The proximal end of the lead includes two 2mm (unshrouded) connectors which fit directly to most pulse generators or extension cable. The French size is printed on the lead hub.

REASON FOR THE VOLUNTARY PRODUCT REMOVAL:

During the use of some TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Leads, featuring the 2mm unshrouded connectors, the connector cap housing (see Picture 1, No. 2 Pin Cap and Cover) may slide and potentially expose the connection wire. In some instances, this may cause the wire to be more susceptible to loss of connectivity or breakage during movement of the cables causing interruption of the pacing system. The analysis of the returned devices attributed the failure to a design change of the cap housing of the pins. In the last six years, a total of four serious injuries were reported to Oscor which were attributed to a connector cap malfunction causing the lead connector to separate during use potentially leading to an interruption of the pacing system. No deaths were reported; however the risk for serious injury and/or death is a concern if the connectors separates during use.

EVENT DESCRIPTION: During the use of some TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Leads, featuring the 2mm unshrouded connectors, the connector cap housing (see Picture 1, No. 2 Pin Cap and Cover) may slide and potentially expose the connection wire. In some instances, this may cause the wire to be more susceptible to loss of connectivity or breakage during movement of the cables causing interruption of the pacing system.

REASON FOR RECALL: In the last six years, a total of four serious injuries were reported to Oscor which were attributed to the above connector cap malfunction. No deaths were reported; however the risk for serious injury and/or death is a concern if the connectors separates during use.

WARNING:

For pacing dependent patients, an interruption of pacing system could result in serious injury or death if not detected. Continuous monitoring is required.

MODEL NUMBERS:

GTINModel NumberDescriptionSpecifications
French sizeCurve Type
00836559009726020004TB LEAD 4F UN-SHROUDED4FStraight
00836559009733020005TB LEAD 5F UN-SHROUDED5FStraight
00836559009740020006TB LEAD 6F UN-SHROUDED6FStraight
00836559009788020010TB LEAD 4F UN-SHROUDED4FAtrial J
00836559009795020011TB LEAD 5F UN-SHROUDED5FAtrial J
00836559009801020012TB LEAD 6F UN-SHROUDED6FAtrial J
00836559009856020017TB LEAD 5F UN-SHROUDED5F60° Curve
00836559009863020018TB LEAD 6F UN-SHROUDED6F60° Curve
00836559009900020022TB LEAD 4F UN-SHROUDED4FRight Heart
00836559009917020023TB LEAD 5F UN-SHROUDED5FRight Heart
00836559009924020024TB LEAD 6F UN-SHROUDED6FRight Heart
00836559009030TBK04110USGTB LEAD 4F UN-SHROUDED CONVENIENCE KIT4FStraight
00836559009054TBK05110USGTB LEAD 5F UN-SHROUDED CONVENIENCE KIT5FStraight
00836559009078TBK06110USGTB LEAD 6F UN-SHROUDED CONVENIENCE KIT6FStraight
00885672007027TBVK04110USGTB LEAD 4F UN-SHROUDED CONVENIENCE KIT4F60° Curve
00885672007034TBJK04110USGTB LEAD 4F UN-SHROUDED CONVENIENCE KIT4FAtrial J
00885672004378TBRHK04110USGTB LEAD 4F UN-SHROUDED CONVENIENCE KIT4FRight Heart
00885672103682TBRHK06110USGTB LEAD 6F UN-SHROUDED CONVENIENCE KIT6FRight Heart
The Models listed below were not part of the original press release issued by Oscor Inc. on September 24, 2018.
00836559009849020016TB LEAD 4F, UNSHOURDED4F60° Curve
00885672004354TBVK06110USGTB LEAD 6F UN-SHROUDED CONVENIENCE KIT6F60° Curve
00885672004392TBRHK05110USGTB LEAD 5F UN-SHROUDED CONVENIENCE KIT5FRight Heart

Customer may contact Oscor’s Customer Relations Group, Monday to Friday from 8:30AM to 5:30PM Eastern Time at 727-937-2511 or via email at TB@oscor.com.

Healthcare professionals are encouraged to report any malfunction and/or adverse events related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.

Original Press Release

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