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Class 2 Device Recall PORTACATH and PORTACATH II implantable venous and arterial access systems

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 Class 2 Recall
PORTACATH and PORTACATH II implantable venous and arterial access systems
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Date Posted September 23, 2013
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-2268-2013
Recall Event ID 66234
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
K871132 
Product Classification Introducer, Catheter - Product Code DYB
Product Smith Medical, Deltec, REF 21-2386-24, 11 Fr Introducer Set with Peel-Away Sheath, Sterile EO, Rx Only PORT-A-CATH® and PORT-A-CATH® II implantable venous and arterial access systems are designed to permit repeated access to the vascular system for the parenteral delivery of medications, fluids, and nutritional solutions and for the sampling of venous blood. Introducer sets are indicated for the introduction of catheters into the subclavian vein.
Code Information 1991524 1997100 2033224 2051222 2116286 2183921 2192487 2210967 2229821 2237453
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
1265 Grey Fox Rd
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112-6929
Consumer Instructions Contact the recalling firm for information
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Smiths Medical is conducting a voluntary recall of PORT-A-CATH¿ and PORT-A-CATH¿ II Implantable Venous and Arterial Access Systems and Introducer Sets. Smiths Medical has become aware of a small number of customer reports regarding the introducer sheath and the introducer opening being too small for the width of the catheter with the use of these Sets. Smiths Medical has received no reports
FDA Determined
Cause 2
COMPONENT CONTROLS (GMP - GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE): Mix-Up of Materials/Components
Action Smiths Medical ASD, Inc. sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice dated September 6, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter described the problem and the product involved in the recall. The letter included the "Advice on Action to be Taken by the User" which instructed consignees to inspect and remove affected devices and to complete and return the "Urgent Field Safety Notice Confirmation Form. The letter also included information on the "Transmission of this Urgent Field safety Notice" which included information where customers should report issues related to the product to Smiths Medical's Global Complaint Department at 1-866-216-8806 or globalcomplaints@smiths-medical.com. For questions on the information provided they should contact 800-258-5361 (Smiths Medical's Customer Service Department). For questions regarding this recall call 1-800-332-0178.
Quantity in Commerce 190
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including AZ, AR, CA, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MA, MI, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV, WY. Internationally to DENMARK, BELGIUM 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 = DELTEC SYSTEMS, INC.
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