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Class 2 Device Recall MobiCath BiDirectional Guiding Sheath

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 Class 2 Recall
MobiCath BiDirectional Guiding Sheath
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Date Posted December 22, 2012
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-0611-2013
Recall Event ID 63676
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
K101784 
Product Classification Introducer, Catheter - Product Code DYB
Product Biosense Webster MobiCath Bi-Directional Guiding Sheath. Small Curve catalog no. D140010, Large Curve catalog no. D140011. The MobiCath Bi-Directional Guiding Sheath is a flexible tipped percutaneous catheter introducer (or guiding sheath) designed for gaining access to the coronary systems. The device features adjustable tip geometry through use of a rotating handle to deflect the catheter. This catheter is assembled with a hemostasis valve and a sideport infusion line. The MobiCath Bi-Directional Guiding Sheath is intended for introducing various cardiovascular catheters into the heart, including the left side of the heart through the interatrial septum.
Code Information LOT: R1701247 , R1713591 , W2046680 , W2046681 , W2072907 , W2078460 , W2084872 , W2098771 , W2102124 , W2102133 , W2102134 , W2108295 , W2108296 , W2108298 , W2108299 , W2125688 , W2125690 , W2132584 , W2132588 , W2132590 , W2138965 , W2143147 , W2143149 , W2143152 , W2145645 , W2145677 , W2145680 , W2145681 , W2151287 , W2151305 , W2151308 , W2156746 , W2156748 , W2156750 , W2156751 , W2162496 , W2162497 , W2162498 , W2162499 , W2167986 , W2167987 , W2167988 , W2167990 , W2172705 , W2172706 , W2172707 , W2172708 , W2172710 , W2172712 , W2177727 , W2177728 , W2177733 , W2177734 , W2184476 , W2184483 , W2184484 , W2184487 , W2190457 , W2190461 , W2190464 , W2190470 , W2196349 , W2196351 , W2196352 , W2196355 , W2196359 , W2196361 , W2196363 , W2211842 , W2211844 , W2211846 , W2211849 , W2211852 , W2211853 , W2213887 , W2229974 , W2236588.
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Greatbatch Medical
2300 Berkshire Ln N
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55441-4575
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Greatbatch Medical observed some anomalies of the inner lumen of the MobiCath Bi-Directional Guiding Sheaths upon implementation of a new visual inspection tool. The anomalies may include loose, string-like liner material, liner abrasion (fraying), and/or attached string-like liner material (from scratches or damage on the inner wall of sheath lumen).
FDA Determined
Cause 2
COMPONENT CONTROLS (GMP - GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE): Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Biosense Webster sent an "Urgent Field Safety Notice" dated November 12, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. A Voluntary Field Removal Certification Form was attached for customers to complete and return. Contact the firm at 800-729-9010 for questions related to this issue.
Quantity in Commerce 10,201 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA including the states of AL, AK, AZ, ALR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL IN, IA, KY, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV,NM, NJ, NH, NY, NC, OH, OK OR, PA, RI,SC,SD, TN, TX, UT,VT, VA, WA, and WI, and the countries of AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, DENMARK, SPAIN, FINLAND, FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM, GREECE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, THE NETHERLAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN, AUSTRALIA, and CANADA
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 = GREATBATCH MEDICAL
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