Field Safety Notices about Videoduodenoscope

According to Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), this field safety notices involved a device in Slovenia that was produced by PENTAX Canada Inc..

What is this?

Field safety notices are communications sent out by medical device manufacturers or their representatives in relation to actions that they may be taking in relation to their product that is on the market. These are mainly for health workers, but also for users. They can include recalls and alerts.

Learn more about the data here
  • Type of Event
    Field Safety Notice
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from Slovenia is current through February 2019. All of the data comes from the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), 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 Slovenia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    This message is intended to inform you that pentax medical will issue an updated guidance document for reprocessing and operating instructions for the pentax medical ed-3490tk videoodenoscope. instructions for reprocessing include updated validated cleaning and high-level disinfection procedures. the reprocessing and operating instructions include additional warnings regarding the potential obstruction of the working canal. both sets of updated instructions should be used immediately.



  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source