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Class 2 Device Recall Prelude Short Sheath Introducer

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 Class 2 Recall
Prelude Short Sheath Introducer
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Date Posted June 10, 2009
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-1405-2009
Recall Event ID 51877
Product Classification Introducer, Catheter - Product Code DYB
Product 5F Prelude Short Sheath Introducer, 4CM in Length with Marker Tip and 0.038" X 50CM Guide Wire, REF No.: PSS-5F-4-038MT, Sterile EO, Merit Medical Systems, Inc., South Jordan, Utah 84095. To provide access and facilitate the percutaneous introduction of various devices into veins and/or arteries while maintaining hemostasis for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. This device can also provide access to a native or synthetic graft used for hemodialysis. The side port of the sheath allows adequate flow to perform temporary hemodialysis.
Code Information Lot numbers: F620903, F635035, F661569, and F670351.
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
1600 Merit Pkwy
South Jordan, Utah 84095
Consumer Instructions Contact the recalling firm for information
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
External tubing may separate during use, allowing blood loss.
Action All of Merit's US sales representatives and distributors were notified by Prelude Short Sheath Introducer - Product Recall letter on 4/14/2009. They were instructed to promptly contact their customers. Customers were instructed to isolate, remove from inventory, and return all affected inventory. A Product Retrieval Form was to be returned to Merit. Further information is available at 801-316-4998 or 801-208-4344.
Quantity in Commerce 283 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- USA, including states of CA, CO, GA, IL, MO, OK, and OR and countries of Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, and UK.
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
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