|Date Initiated by Firm
||April 18, 2013
|Date Posting Updated
||May 15, 2013
||Terminated 3 on December 05, 2013
|Recall Event ID
||Stent, superficial femoral artery, drug-eluting - Product Code NIU
||Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent, - 7 mm X 80mm; 125 cm, Rx, Sterile
The Zilver PTX Drug -Eluting Peripheral Stent is a self expanding, small metal, mesh tube (stent) with the outer surface coated with the drug Paclitaxel that can be Implanted in an artery in the thigh (femoropopliteal artery). The Paclitaxel coating helps prevent the artery from narrowing again (restenosis). The Zilver; PTX stent acts as a scaffold to: Hold open a narrowed artery in the thigh (femoropopliteal artery) caused by PAD. Improve blood flow to the extremity.
||REF ZIV6-35-125-7-80-PTX ; UDI 10827002248950, all lots distributed through 4/16/13
| Cook, Inc.
750 N Daniels Way
Bloomington IN 47404-9120
|For Additional Information Contact
||B. Thomas Roberts
|Cook Medical has received a small number of complaints related to the delivery system for the Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting
Peripheral Stent involving fractures of the delivery system inner catheter after stent deployment, and separation of the
inner catheter tip section (13 complaints with an occurrence rate of 0.043%) Two adverse events, including one death,
occurred in cases where a tip separation
||Cook Medical sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated April 24, 2013 to all affect customers. The letter identified the affected products, description of the problem, and actions to be taken. The letter instructed customers to stop use, quarantine, and return all affected products. Customers were asked to complete product reply form and return affected products for credit to Cook Medical, ATTN: Retrun Goods/RGA # 2013C0003. For questions contact Cook Medical Customer Relations at 1-800-457-4500 or 1-812-339-2235.
|Quantity in Commerce
||535 units in USA
||Worldwide Distribution - USA Nationwide; in the countries of Japan, Europe, Brazil, and Australia
|Total Product Life Cycle
TPLC Device Report
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2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
||PMAs with Product Code = NIU and Original Applicant = COOK MEDICAL INCORPORATED