Recall of Device Recall Pentax Rigid Laryngostroboscopes

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Pentax of 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 Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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
    Laryngostroboscope - Product Code EQL
  • Reason
    Pentax is initiating a field correction to revise the instructions for use of the rigid laryngostroboscopes model 9106 and 9108.
  • Action
    The firm, Pentax Medical, sent an "U.S. URGENT FIELD CORRECTION" letter and a Return Response form dated December 12, 2016 to their affected customers via USPS Certified Mail. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to ensure that all users read and carefully follow the revised IFU in order to properly operate and reprocess the affected product; contact your PENTAX Medical sales representative to arrange for training regarding the new procedures, and complete and return the FIELD CORRECTION RESPONSE FORM via fax to: PENTAX Recall Coordinator at 201-799-4063 (alternate 201-391-4189) or email a pdf copy to even if you no longer possess the product. If you have any questions regarding this action, please feel free to contact us at: 800-431-5880 (8:30 AM-5:00 PM, Monday-Friday, EST) or email:


  • Model / Serial
    Model #'s 9106 and 9108
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-US (nationwide) and countries of: Albania, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    Rigid Laryngostroboscopes || The Rigid Laryngostroboscopes, Models 9106 and 9108 are intended to observe glottic action with the use of a stroboscopic light source. The instrument is inserted per-orally when indications consistent with the need for observation are observed.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Pentax of America Inc, 3 Paragon Dr, Montvale NJ 07645-1782
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source