Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

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)

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