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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of April 3, 2013

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Event Detail

Event ID 64623
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Medtronic Inc. Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management
City Saint Paul
State MN
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-03-13
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and the countries of: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Viet Nam.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
Medtronic Archer 0.035 inch (0.89mm) Super Stiff Guidewire, Models ARCSJ200W, ARCSJ260W, and ARCDJ260W. Sterile using ethylene oxide. Product Usage: The Medtronic Archer 0.035 inch (0.89mm) Super Stiff Guidewires are intended to facilitate catheter placement and exchange during diagnostic or interventional procedures in the aorta, where increased support, distal flexibility, and low surface friction of the guidewire is needed. Model ARCSJ200W Lot Numbers: GFWC1124, GFWC1506, GFWC2138, GFWC2652, GFWC2653, GFWD0353, GFWD0881, GFWD0882, GFWD2048, GFWD2049, GFWD2050, GFWD2051, GFWD2052, GFWE0743, GFWE0744, GFWE0745, GFWE0746, GFWE0747, GFWE3710, GFWE4272, GFWE4273, GFWE4274, GFWE4275, GFWF0143, GFWF0144, GFWF0147, GFWF0148, GFWF0149, GFWG0428, GFWG0429, GFWG0430, GFWG0431, GFWG0432, GFWG0433, GFWG0434, GFWH0333, GFWH0334, GFWH0335, GFWH0336, GFWH0337, GFWH0338, GFWI0190, GFWI0191, GFWI0192, GFWI0193, GFWI0194, GFWI0195, GFWJ0027, GFWJ0028, GFWJ0029, GFWJ2454, GFWJ2455, GFWJ2456, GFWJ2457, GFWJ2458, GFWK1910, GFWK1911, GFWL0370, GFWL2571, GFWL2572, GFXA0224. Model ARCSJ260W Lot Numbers: GFWC1501, GFWC1502, GFWC1503, GFWD0883, GFWD0884, GFWD3256, GFWE0752, GFWE0753, GFWE3711, GFWF0145, GFWF0150, GFWG0425, GFWG0426, GFWG0427, GFWH0344, GFWH0345, GFWI0201, GFWI0202, GFWI0203, GFWJ0418, GFWJ0419, GFWJ0420, GFWJ2461, GFWJ2462, GFWJ2464, GFWJ2465, GFWL0368, GFWL0369, GFWL0415, GFWL0416, GFXA0219, GFXA0220, GFXA0221, GFXA0222. Model ARCDJ260W Lot Numbers: GFWC1507, GFWC1508, GFWD0885, GFWE0750, GFWE0751, GFWF0142, GFWF0146, GFWG0423, GFWG0424, GFWH0331, GFWH0332, GFWI0186, GFWI0187, GFWI0188, GFWJ2449, GFWJ2450, GFWJ2451, GFWJ2452, GFWK1844. Class II Medtronic has identified an issue involving specific lot numbers of the Medtronic Archer 0.035 inch (0.89mm) Super Stiff Guidewire, Models ARCSJ200W, ARCSJ260W, and ARCDJ260W, where a change in the manufacturing process has been identified as the cause for potential kinking and breaking at the proximal weld end of the outer spring coil during in-vivo use. 27,682 devices Z-1019-2013