| ||Class 2 Recall|
FlowGate Balloon Guide Catheter;
||January 08, 2013
||FlowGate Balloon Guide Catheter;
Manufactured by Concentric Medical, Mountain View, CA.
FlowGate&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; Balloon Guide Catheters are coaxial-lumen, braid-reinforced, variable stiffness catheters with a radiopaque marker on the distal end and a bifurcated luer hub on the proximal end. A balloon is flush mounted on the distal end. FlowGate&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; Balloon Guide Catheters are indicated for use in facilitating the insertion and guidance of an intravascular catheter into a selected blood vessel in the peripheral and neurovascular systems. The balloon provides temporary vascular occlusion during these and other angiographic procedures. The Balloon Guide Catheter is also indicated for use as a conduit for Retrieval devices.
||Catalog number 90253, lot # 36140;
Catalog number 90254, lot numbers 36009, 36135.
|Concentric Medical Inc
301 E Evelyn Ave
Mountain View, California 94041-1530
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|Firm received complaints of resistance and possible collapse of the distal tip of the FlowGate Balloon Guide Catheters during use for aspiration.
||Concentric Medical sent a Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification letter dated December 19, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problme and the action needed to be taken by the customer.
Customers were instructed to follow these instructions.
1. Immediately locate the subject devices and quarantine them.
2. Distribute this notice to all affected Departments in your facility.
3. Inform Concentric Medical (Stryker Neurovascular) if any of the subject
devices have been distributed to other organizations.
a. Please provide contact details so that Concentric Medical (Stryker
Neurovascular) can inform those recipients appropriately.
4. Complete and sign the attached Customer Response Form and:
Fax it to: 650-237-5230 Please complete this form even if you do not have any subject devices to return to prevent the need of follow up notices.
5. Keep a copy of the completed, signed Customer Response Form for your
records. Upon receipt of the returned customer response form, a Stryker Representative will contact you to arrange for credit of returned devices.
On behalf of Stryker Neurovascular, we sincerely thank you for your help and support and regret any inconvenience and appreciate your assistance in completing this recall.
Should you have any questions concerning this matter please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.
|Quantity in Commerce
||US (nationwide) including the states of CA, FL, GA, OR and TN.