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Class 1 Device Recall Transseptal Sheath Introducer Kits

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 Class 1 Recall
Transseptal Sheath Introducer Kits
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Date Posted March 04, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated on January 05, 2011
Recall Number Z-0815-2010
Recall Event ID 54525
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Introducer, Catheter - Product Code DYB
Product Transseptal Sheath Introducer Kits (under trade names: HeartSpan, Channel FX, Torflex, Braided Guiding Introducer Kit). The product is shipped 5 per carton. Intended to allow left heart catheterization procedure to occur through the right atrium.
Code Information Catalog Numbers: XD252500, XD252501, XD252502, XD252503, XD252504, XD252505, XD252506, XD252507, XD252508, XD252509, TF8-38-62-5, TF8-38-62-B1, FCL-127-00, FCL-127-01, FCL-127-02, FCL-127-03, FCL-127-04, FCL-127-05, FCL-127-06, FCL-127-07, FCL-127-08 and FCL-127-09; and Lot Numbers: 25346, S20361, S20361X1, S20362, S20362X1, S20452, S20501, S20501X1, S20502, S20502X1, S20503, S20504, S20971, S20980, S21218, S21218X1, S21244, S21270, S21270X1, S21271, S21272, S21273, S21278, S21571, S21828, S21903, S21904, S21905, S21906, S21940, S21973, S22005, S22019, S22020, S22057, S22088, S22094, S22095, S22096, S22107, S22108, S22235, S22236, S22237, S22237X1, S22238, S22239, S22240, S22241, S22242, S22243, S22246, S22495, S22496, S22497, S22498, S22598, S22613, S22614, S22670, S22677, S22739, S22739X1, S22754, S22871, S22880, S22890, S22908, S22939, S22950, S23012, S23163, S23380, S23400, S23401, S23449, S23454, S24213, S24759, S25171, S25393, S25536, S25618 S25647, S26047, S26129, S26480, S26969, S26970, S27089, S27367, S27368, S27369, S27466, S27587, S27631, S27632, S27647, S27767, S27768, S27772, S27953, S27966, S28055, S28539, S28555, S28587, S28796, S29034, S29035, S29527, S29659, S29660, S29934, S30137, S30427, S30428 and S30519.
Recalling Firm/
Thomas Medical Products Inc
65 Great Valley Pkwy
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355-1302
For Additional Information Contact Customer Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Radiopaque tip may fracture
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Component Design/Selection
Action Thomas Medical Products, A GE Healthcare Company, issued an "Urgent Medical Device Correction" letter dated February 1, 2010. Consignees were informed of the affected product then asked to cease distribution, return any product to firm and contact all sub-accounts. For further information, contact Thomas Medical Products Customer Service at 1-866-446-3003.
Quantity in Commerce 13,973 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- United States (CA, MA and NJ), Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = DYB and Original Applicant = THOMAS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.