Recall of Device Recall EVIS EXERA II Duodenovideoscope OLYMPUS TJF TypeQ180V

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

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
    duodenoscope and accessories, flexible/rigid - Product Code FDT
  • Reason
    New and validated reprocessing procedures have been issued for the olympus tjf-q180v duodenoscope ("tjf-q180v"), consisting of revised manual cleaning and high level disinfection procedures.
  • Action
    The firm, Olympus, sent an "Urgent Safety Notification" dated March 26, 2015, to direct consignees/customers. The notification described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The notification contained new reprocessing procedures. The customers were instructed to immediately implement new precleaning and high level disinfection procedure; ensure that all personnel involved in the reprocessing are completely knowledgeable and thoroughly trained on the new reprocessing instructions; complete and return the enclosed questionnaire via fax to (484) 896-7128 and implement the new cleaning instructions when the new brushes arrive on/about May 8, 2015. If you have question, contact our Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at 1-800-848-9024, option 1, Monday-Friday between 7 AM EST - 8 PM EST. For additional information on this matter, contact V.P., Regulatory/Clinical Affairs & Quality Assurance at (484) 896-5688 or by email at


  • Model / Serial
    Model: TJF-Q180V, all sold units
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of: Canada and Mexico.
  • Product Description
    EVIS EXERA II Duodenovideoscope OLYMPUS TJF TypeQ180V. || This instrument has been designed to be used with an Olympus video system center, light source, documentation equipment, monitors, EndoTherapy accessories (such as a biopsy forceps), and other ancillary equipment for endoscopy and endoscopic surgery within the duodenum.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Olympus America Inc., 3500 Corporate Pkwy., P.O. Box 610, Center Valley PA 18034-0610
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source