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Class 2 Device Recall Gish Connector with Luer fitting

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 Class 2 Recall
Gish Connector with Luer fitting
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Date Posted October 25, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on April 23, 2013
Recall Number Z-0157-2013
Recall Event ID 63361
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Adaptor, Stopcock, Manifold, Fitting, Cardiopulmonary Bypass - Product Code DTL
Product Gish 3/8 x 3/8" Straight Connector with Luer fitting, Item Numbers: EC2160B, EC2160S, Lot Numbers: 1210100010, 1215100026, 1217000138, Exp. Dates: 4/16/17, 5/31/15, 7/31/15. Product Usage: The connectors are indicated for use in connecting flexible tubing used in extracorporeal blood or fluid circuits. The connectors are distributed as sterile stand alones and bulk non-sterile.
Code Information Item Numbers: EC2160B, EC2160S, Lot Numbers: 1210100010, 1215100026, 1217000138, Exp. Dates: 4/16/17, 5/31/15, 7/31/15.
Recalling Firm/
Sorin Group USA, Inc.
14401 W 65th Way
Arvada, Colorado 80004
For Additional Information Contact Jack Ellison
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Due to a molding irregularity, certain lots of connectors have the potential to leak fluid or entrain air at the interface of the luer fitting and mating cap. Entrained air could result in patient injury.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Sorin Group USA, Inc. sent a Product Recall letter to all affected customers by certified mail on September 14, 2012. The letter identified the affected products, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to discontinue use of the affected product, return all unused product to the firm and to complete and return a Response Form via fax or email. For further questions, contact the firm at 1-800-650-2623.
Quantity in Commerce 1,640 units
Distribution US Nationwide Distribution in the states of: AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA and WI.
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 = DTL and Original Applicant = GISH BIOMEDICAL, INC.