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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of October 3, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Boston Scientific, Z Flex 270, Steerable Sheath, Sterile EO, Rx only, Distributed by Boston Scientific Corporation, One Boston Scientific Place, Natick, MA 01760-1537, Manufactured by Greathbatch Medical, 2300 Berkshire Lane North, Minneapolis, MN 55441. To facilitate transvenous introduction of diagnostic / therapeutic catheters into the vasculature and into the chambers of the heart.
Recall Number Z-2459-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info Q2112752, Q2110939, Q2130137, Q2131250, Q2130212, Q2150143, W2162515, W2163769, W2160626, W2175891, W2172722, W2184492, W2196366, W2184490, W2205843
Product Distributed Qty 787
Reason For Recall During the investigation of four returned Z Flex 270 Steerable Sheaths that were used with cardiac cryoablation balloon catheters, the internal PTFE sheath liners were found to display varying degrees of damage that could pose an embolic risk to a patient.

Event Detail

Event Id 63141
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Greatbatch Medical
City Minneapolis
State MN
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-09-06
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Distributed in MA.