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 Class 2 Recall
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Date Posted July 13, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated on July 14, 2011
Recall Number Z-2798-2011
Recall Event ID 58863
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Needle, Hypodermic, Single Lumen - Product Code FMI
Product Terumo(tm) Hypodermic Needle, sterile, individually packaged into a "blister-pack" flexible plastic bottom-web thermo-formed to create a pocket, heat-sealed with paper top-web,1,000 needles per case. Product Usage: Aspiration and injection of fluids for medical purposes.
Code Information Catalog Number 431, Catalog Number 443, Catalog Number 100280
Recalling Firm/
Terumo Medical Corporation
950 Elkton Blvd
Elkton, Maryland 21921-5322
For Additional Information Contact Kathleen Little, PhD
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Hypodermic needle packaging defect could compromise sterility. Affected lot numbers are: MC1725, MC2025, MC2025
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action The firm, Terumo Medical Corporation sent an "URGENT PRODUCT BULLETIN: RECALL OF TERUMO PRODUCT" letter dated June 8, 2010. Consignees were contacted via telephone on June 7 thru 9, 2010 to confirm receipt of the Product Recall Bulletin. The letter describes the product, problem and the actions to be taken. The letter instructed customers to immediately discontinue use and quarantine any available stock of the listed product codes. The letter stated that distributors must not distribute any of the listed product codes, quarantine any available stock and send the recall bulletin immediately to each customer that received the recalled products to inform them of this issue. Additionally, Terumo Medical Corporation sent a "Terumo Customer Instructions for Returning Recalled Product and Customer Confirmation of Product Recall Notification" letters dated June 8, 2010 to all affected facilities. Customers were instructed to fill-out the requested information and return to Terumo Medical Corporation (TMC) Product Recall Coordinator. Consignees were contacted via telephone on June 8 and 9, 2010 to confirm receipt of the recall information and compliance with the requested action. For questions or need for further information, call (800) 283-7866 and ask to speak with the Product Recall Coordinator.
Quantity in Commerce 453,000 needles
Distribution Nationwide Distribution (USA) -- AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, WA, UT, and VA
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 = FMI and Original Applicant = TERUMO AMERICA, INC.