Lack of Procedures Lands Arrowhead Dental 12-Item 483
Class II device manufacturer Arrowhead Dental was cited for failure to develop design control and medical device reporting procedures among other quality failures in a Form 483 issued following a December 2017 inspection of the firm’s Sandy, Utah facility.
The firm lacked design control procedures for sleep apnea devices it had been selling since April 2012, the 12-item 483 said. It also did not have a design history file for its Elastic Mandibular Advancement device, and it failed to address planning, inputs, design reviews, risk, or design verifications for design changes.
The investigator observed that Arrowhead lacked written MDR procedures and approved procedures for handling and evaluating complaints for the Class II devices.