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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of June 27, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description SARNS HIGH-FLOW AORTIC ARCH CANNULA: 5.2 MM (16 FR) 00 WITH 3/8" CONNECTOR, 7.5" (19 CM) LONG. The Sarns High Flow Aortic Arch Cannula is indicated for use in perfusion of the ascending aorta during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery.
Recall Number Z-1832-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info Catalog number: 12315 and Lot codes: 0552019, 0557299, 0562142, 0572238, 0575869, 0579315, 0584831, 0590890, 0594622, 0598430, 0604045, 0612256, 0625339, 0640189, 0646473, 0652905, 0656574, 0666574, 0671713, and 593606C.
Product Distributed Qty 133,793 (each)
Reason For Recall During production of one lot of the Sarns High-Flow Aortic Arch Cannula, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems (Terumo CVS) found a foreign substance on the outer surface of some cannulae connectors. Terumo CVS' preliminary investigation found that the substance can be dislodged from the cannula surface, the substance was likely deposited during the molding process, but the exact composition of the particulate is still undetermined and while Terumo CVS has no other documented instances of this substance appearing during production, it has determined that any unit manufactured within the last three years on the same mold could potentially be affected. The particulate can be dislodged from the connector surface and either adhere to the gloves of the clinician in the sterile field, or fall into the pericardial well while the surgeon is connecting the cannula to the arterial line of the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit.

Event Detail

Event Id 61742
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation
City Ann Arbor
State MI
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-05-09
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AL , AR , AZ, CA , CO , CT , FL , GA , HI , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , WA , WI, and WY and the countries of Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Vietnam.