Posted 11/09/2011]

AUDIENCE: Risk Managers, Surgery, Orthopedics

ISSUE: FDA notified health professionals of a Class I Recall of Mizuho OSI Modular Table Systems because of reports of patient injury related incidents. The incorrect removal of the T-pins that support the bottom base, instead of the T-pins that support the top, may result in patients falling to the floor. Another potential concern is unexpected movement/tilting of the table which may result in unanticipated movement and/or patient falls during surgery. Patient falls or unanticipated movement may result in serious injury or death.

BACKGROUND: Mizuho OSI Modular Table Systems are used for patient positioning during a diverse set of orthopedic trauma, thoracic, and spinal surgery procedures.

RECOMMENDATION: On July 29, 2011, Mizuho issued a Field Advisory Notice to Hospital Risk Management, Operating Room Directors, Operating Room Technicians, Physicians, Nurses, Anesthesiologists and any personnel involved in the use and/or set up of the OSI Modular Table Systems. The Field Advisory Notice provided warnings and recommendations for safe use of the Mizuho OSI Modular Table Systems including performing a verification count of all the T-pins to confirm the stability of the table top.

Questions should be directed to Mizuho on their toll-free hotline at 1-800-777-4674, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5 pm, Pacific Time.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects 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:
  • 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

[11/09/2011 - Recall Notice - FDA]