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Notification: Non-Sterile Boston Scientific Devices Stolen

    

  Endoscopy and Urology / Women’s Health Devices

 

URGENT: Risk of Infection 

 

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Date Posted: May 3, 2011  

Dear Risk/Materials Manager:

 

Boston Scientific Corporation is alerting you about a stolen shipment of Endoscopy and Urology / Women’s Health medical devices. These devices were stolen while en route to our sterilization facility sometime between April 8, 2011 and April 11, 2011.

 

The labels on these devices state that they are “Sterile”; however, they were stolen prior to being sterilized and are non-sterile.   Use of these non-sterile devices may lead to infection.

 

Required Actions

  • Check your inventory for affected product
  • Segregate
  • Monitor all incoming shipments for affected product

It is recommended that health care professionals monitor and treat patients for adverse events, such as post-operative infection, if they suspect or know that the below stolen non-sterile devices have been used.

Only the specific UPNs and Batches identified in the table below are affected. If you have any of these identified devices in your current inventory or receive any future delivery of these batches of devices, please do not use the devices and contact Boston Scientific at 866-868-4004.

 

Please visit our website at BostonScientific.com for information on device labeling, device photos and other additional information concerning this issue.

 

If you are a distributor, please note that this notification should be forwarded to your customers.   

 

Below is the list of affected devices, including Device Description, Material/UPN/Catalog Number and Lot/Batch Number.

Device Name

Device Description

Material/UPN/

Catalog Number

Lot/Batch Number

 

Resolution™ II;     155cm  Box 20

Clipping device used for placement in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract for hemostasis, endoscopic marking, anchoring jejunal feeding tubes or as a supplementary method for closure of GI tract luminal perforations.

M00522502

ML00000042

 

Device Name

Device Description

Material/UPN/

Catalog Number

Lot/Batch Number

 

Resolution™ II;     235cm  Box 10

Clipping device used for placement in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract for hemostasis, endoscopic marking, anchoring jejunal feeding tubes or as a supplementary method for closure of GI tract luminal perforations.

M00522511

ML00000043

Resolution™ II;     235cm  Box 20

Clipping device used for placement in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract for hemostasis, endoscopic marking, anchoring jejunal feeding tubes or as a supplementary method for closure of GI tract luminal perforations.

M00522512

ML00000040

Resolution Clip™; 235cm  (single unit)

Clipping device used for placement in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract for hemostasis, endoscopic marking, anchoring jejunal feeding tubes or as a supplementary method for closure of GI tract luminal perforations.

M00522610

ML000019C2

Resolution Clip™; 235cm  Box 10

Clipping device used for placement in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract for hemostasis, endoscopic marking, anchoring jejunal feeding tubes or as a supplementary method for closure of GI tract luminal perforations.

M00522611

ML000017C2

Resolution Clip™; 235cm  Box 10

Clipping device used for placement in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract for hemostasis, endoscopic marking, anchoring jejunal feeding tubes or as a supplementary method for closure of GI tract luminal perforations.

M00522611

ML000018C2

Resolution Clip™; 235cm  Box 20

Clipping device used for placement in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract for hemostasis, endoscopic marking, anchoring jejunal feeding tubes or as a supplementary method for closure of GI tract luminal perforations.

M00522612

ML000020C2

Pinnacle™ Pelvic Floor Repair Kit

Pelvic Floor Repair Kit: Kits used for Pelvic Floor Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

M0068317050

ML00000034

Flexiva™ 365 High Power Single-Use Laser Fiber;  Box 5

Fiber optic laser energy delivery devices

M0068403921

ML00000046

Flexiva™ 550 High Power Single-Use Laser Fiber

Fiber optic laser energy delivery devices

M0068403930

ML00000060

Flexiva™ 1000 High Power Single-Use Laser Fiber  

Fiber optic laser energy delivery devices

M0068403940

ML00000048

 

Device Name

Device Description

Material/UPN/

Catalog Number

Lot/Batch Number

 

AccuMax ™ 365 Single-Use Holmium Laser Fiber

Fiber optic laser energy delivery devices

M0068404020

ML00000061

Advantage™ System                        (single unit)

Implantable mesh slings used for stress urinary incontinence

M0068502000

ML00000035

Advantage™ System                        Box 5

Implantable mesh slings used for stress urinary incontinence

M006850200051

ML00000036

Advantage Fit™ System                   Box 5

Implantable mesh slings used for stress urinary incontinence

M0068502111

ML00000038

 

Boston Scientific Corporation is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and law enforcement officials to recover this stolen shipment.

 

Your vigilance related to any suspicious transactions relating to the devices listed above is greatly appreciated. For example unusually low pricing may be an indication that the product has been stolen.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident or has received suspicious or unsolicited offers for the devices identified above, after the date of the theft, is encouraged to contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations at 1-800-551-3989 or by visiting the OCI Web Site at (http://www.fda.gov/OCI).


If you have questions or concerns regarding the affected devices, contact Boston Scientific at 866-868-4004.

We regret any inconvenience that this situation may cause and we appreciate your understanding as we take action to ensure patient safety and customer satisfaction.  We are committed to continuing to offer products that meet the highest quality standards that you expect from Boston Scientific.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Cindy Finney

Field Action Team Lead

508-683-4678(p)    

508-683-5578(f)