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Class 2 Device Recall PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

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  Class 2 Device Recall PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 28, 2013
Date Posting Updated June 12, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 23, 2013
Recall Number Z-1533-2013
Recall Event ID 65395
510(K)Number K073472  
Product Classification Catheter, percutaneous - Product Code DQY
Product BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR VACCESS¿ PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters, 8mm x 4cm x 80cm.

Product Usage: Vaccess¿ PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters are recommended for use in Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty of the femoral, iliac and renal arteries and for the treatment of obstructive lesions of native or synthetic arteriovenous dialysis fistulae. This device is also recommended for post-dilatation of balloon expandable stents, self-expanding stents and stent grafts in the peripheral vasculature. This catheter is not for use in coronary arteries. Vaccess¿ PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters are supplied sterile and intended for single use.
Code Information Product Codes and Lot Numbers, respectively: , VA8084R, 93JW0056, VA8084, 937W0090
Recalling Firm/
Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc
1625 W 3rd St Ste 109
Tempe AZ 85281-2438
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Bard Peripheral Vascular (BPV) has confirmed that some product code/lot number combination of devices may have the incorrect balloon diameter labeled on the inflation hub. Specifically, the balloon size printed on the hub may read 7mm x 4cm, when the actual balloon size is 8mm x 4cm. All other product labeling is consistent with the actual 8mm x 4cm balloon size.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Mixed-up of materials/components
Action BARD sent an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTIFICATION letters dated May 30, 2013 via FedEx overnight with proof of delivery notice to all affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, reason for recall, actions to be taken, and contact information. Customers were instructed to complete the enclosed Recall and Effectivenss Check Form and fax to the attention of Recall Coordinator in Customer Service at 1-800-994-6772.
Quantity in Commerce 415
Distribution US Nationwide Distribution
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = DQY and Original Applicant = C.R. BARD, INC.