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Class 1 Device Recall TorFlex

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 Class 1 Recall
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Date Posted November 01, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated on March 31, 2015
Recall Number Z-0085-2014
Recall Event ID 66368
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Introducer, Catheter - Product Code DYB
Product Baylis Medical TorFlex Transseptal Guiding Sheath, Rx Only, non-pyrogenic, sterile. Product Usage: The TorFlex Transseptal Guiding Sheath kit (K102948) is a single use device consisting of three components: a sheath, a dilator, and a J-tipped guidewire. The kit is designed for safe and easy catheterization and angiography of specific heart chambers and locations.
Code Information Part No. TF8-32-63-135, Lot TFFB070912; Part No.TF8-32-63-37, Lot TFFA310812; Part. No. TF8-32-63-37, Lot TFFB290113; Part No. TF8-32-63-45, Lot TFFA290113; Part No. TF8-32-63-45, Lot TFFB310812; Part No. TF8-32-63-45, Lot TFFC221211; Part No. TF8-32-63-55, Lot TFFA051212; Part No. TF8-32-63-55, Lot TFFA230812; Part No. TF8-32-63-55, Lot TFFB221211; Part No. TF8-32-63-55, Lot TFFB230113; Part No. TF8-32-63-90, Lot TFFA070213; Part No. TF8-32-63-90, Lot TFFA070912; Part No. TF8-32-81-135, Lot TFFH070912; Part No. TF8-32-81-37, Lot TFFD070912; Part No. TF8-32-81-45, Lot TFFE070912; Part No. TF8-32-81-55, Lot TFFF070912; Part No. TF8-32-81-90, Lot TFFG070912; Part No. TF8-38-62-S, Lot TFFA201212; Part No. TF85-32-63-37, Lot TFFC070912; Part No. TF85-32-63-45, Lot TFFA221211; Part No. TF85-32-63-45, Lot TFFA250512; Part No. TF85-32-63-45, Lot TFFC051212; Part No. TF85-32-63-45, Lot TFFC230812; Part No. TF85-32-63-55, Lot TFFA230113; Part No. TF85-32-63-55, Lot TFFA290812; Part No. TF85-32-63-55, Lot TFFB070612; Part No. TF85-32-63-90, Lot TFFB230812; Part No. TF85-32-63-90, Lot TFFC260413; Part No. TF85-32-63-90, Lot TFFC280213; Part No. TF85-32-63-90, Lot TFFF070213; Part No. TF85-32-81-135, Lot TFFC280912; Part No. TF85-32-81-37, Lot TFFA280912; and Part No. TF85-32-81-90, Lot TFFB280912
Recalling Firm/
Baylis Medical Corp *
5959 TransCanada Highway
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The TorFlex Transseptal Guiding Sheath Kits are being recalled due to the possibility that the sheath could remove particulate of less than 5 mm from the dilator. The particulate could potentially migrate into a patients bloodstream.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Component Design/Selection
Action Baylis Medical sent an Urgent Device Recall Notification letter dated September 23, 2013, via overnight courier to all affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to complete the response form provided and fax to 905-602-5671 ATTN: Quality Department to arrange for a free of charge replacement of the affected product. The form requires consignees to return the affected product. For questions contact Quality Assurance at 800-276-4416.
Quantity in Commerce 370 devices
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA Nationwide in the states of : NE, NH, NC, FL, PA, VA, MI, CA, AL, and TN and the countries of China, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Italy.
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 = BAYLIS MEDICAL CO., INC.