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COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT

Oscor Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of ATAR Extension Cables

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Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Medical Devices
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Cable separating from the connector at the proximal end
Company Name:
Oscor, Inc.
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
ATAR
Product Description:
Product Description
Extension cable

Company Announcement

INTENDED USE: The extension cable is intended to connect an electrode/lead from a patient or another cable to a diagnostic machine or an external pacemaker.

DEVICE DESCRIPTION: The ATAR cable is an extension cable with connector(s) on both sides, designed to connect with various receptacles or cables/leads, depending on the instrument being used.

REASON FOR THE VOLUNTARY PRODUCT REMOVAL:

During the use of some ATAR extension cables, the cable was separating from the connector at the proximal end. The analysis of the returned devices revealed a change in the manufacturing sequence attributed to the connector and wire separation, causing a fracture of the conductor cable from extensive use.  This event resulted in cable malfunction, causing interruption of the pacing system.  Oscor received a total of 66 complaints related to that failure mode, of which 5 resulted in patient injuries.  No deaths were reported; however the risk for possible injury is a concern if the cable 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.

ATAR EXTENSION CABLE – REUSABLE MODELS:

ATAR-53912 & 53912A ATAR-T2 ATAR-R X2 ATAR-MDTL
ATAR-MDT2S-V ATAR-R ATAR-MDT2 ATAR-T
ATAR A ATAR-RL ATAR-V2 ATAR-R T4P
ATAR-V ATAR MDT3 ATAR-R NP ATAR-MDTR
ATAR-AT ATAR-R1 XI.DR XI.DV
ATAR-MDTS ATAR-R D2P XI.DMDT XI.DA
ATAR-MDT ATAR-R T2P XI.DT  

 ATAR EXTENSION CABLE - DISPOSABLE MODELS:

ATAR-53912D ATAR D-T2 ATAR D-R X2 ATAR D-MDTL
ATAR D-MDT2S-V ATAR D-R ATAR D-MDT2 ATAR D-T
ATAR D-A ATAR D-RL ATAR D-V2 ATAR D-R T4P
ATAR D-V ATAR DMDT3 ATAR D-R NP ATAR D-MDTR
ATAR-D-AT ATAR D-R1 XI. DR XI.V
ATAR D-MDTS ATAR D-R D2P XI.MDT XI.A
ATAR D-MDT ATAR D-R T2P XI.T  

Customer may contact Oscor’s Customer Service Group, Monday to Friday from 8:30AM to 6:00PM Eastern Time at 727-937-2511 or via email at atar@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.
 

Consumers

atar@oscor.com
727-937-2511