Recall of Amsco VPRO 1 and Amsco VPRO 1 Plus Low Temperature Sterilization Systems

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Steris Corporation.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    sterilizer, chemical - Product Code MLR
  • Reason
    Steris learned that amsco¿ v-pro 1 and v-pro 1 plus low temperature sterilization systems users may experience premature wear of the vacuum pump and filtering assembly components. users may also experience incomplete aeration of the device's chamber following a failed leak test.
  • Action
    Steris Corporation sent an URGENT VOLUNTARY FIELD CORRECTION NOTICE dated August 5, 2011, to all affected customers.The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. A STERIS Service Representative will contact your facility to arrange for STERIS to upgrade your V-PRO System(s). You can continue to use your system prior to the installation of the system upgrades. In the interim period should you experience any alarms or aborted cycles, the load must be handled in accordance with the Amsco¿ V-PROTM 1 and V-PROTM 1Plus Low Temperature Sterilization Systems Operators Manual and your internal hospital procedures. For further information or if you have questions regarding this matter, please contact Field Service Dispatch at 1-800-333-8828.


  • Model / Serial
    Model #MLR, V-PRO 1: S/N 033250701 through S/N 031571106; V-PRO 1 Plus: S/N 031800801 through S/N 031581115
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA (nationwide) including the states of: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV & WY, and countries of: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    Amsco¿ V-PRO 1 and Amsco¿ V-PRO 1 Plus Low Temperature Sterilization Systems Model #MLR, Serial # 033250701 - 031581115. || The STERIS Amsco¿ V-PRO and V-PRO 1 Plus Low Temperature Sterilizer are self-contained stand alone devices, using vaporized hydrogen peroxide as the sterilant. The sterilizer is intended for use in the terminal sterilization of cleaned, rinsed, and dried, reusable metal and nonmetal medical devices used in healthcare facilities. The sterilization cycle operates at low pressure and temperatures, and is therefore suitable for processing medical devices sensitive to heat and moisture.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Steris Corporation, 5960 Heisley Rd, Mentor OH 44060
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source