||April 20, 2010
||Terminated on February 04, 2012
|Recall Event ID
Surgical Tape -
||3M Micropore Paper Tape, Cat. No. 1530-336, 3 in x 36 in., 240 rolls / case.
3M Company / Medical Division
3M Center, Bldg 275-05-W-06
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|Reduced adhesion: Micropore Surgical Tape for use as the primary securement device for 1) dialysis needles used to access A-V fistulas or grafts; or 2) pressure dressings used after dialysis treatments. If the tape does not perform, the dialysis needle may loosen and could then dislodge. In the interim, please offer 3M Micropore Surgical Tape, 1 inch x 10 yard rolls (CAT #1530-1) as a substitutio
||An Urgent Medical Device Recall letter was sent to 3M customers beginning 01/29/2010. The letter described the issue, asked distributors to check existing inventory, quarantine affected lots. Distributors were asked to notify their customers and end-users (3M has provided example letters and return forms to facilitate). End users can return product either to the distributor or contact 3M directly. A Product Recall Form is asked to be faxed back to 3M.
A second 3M "Urgent Medical Device Recall" letter dated February 22, 2010 was sent to customers. This letter informed the cusotmers that 3M was expanding the recall to include bulk-packaged rolls of Micropore Surgical Tape. The letter addressed to "Valued Kit manufacturer" described the problem and the product, provided instrucitions for "Action Requried by the Kit Manufacturer", "Action Requried by the Kit Manufacturer to the End-User", and "Action Required for Future Tape Orders from 3M". A Product Recall Form is aked to be faxed back to 3M.
|Quantity in Commerce
||Nationwide distribution, and Puerto Rico.
|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.