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Class 2 Device Recall Synovis VASCUGUARD Peripheral Vascular Patch

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  Class 2 Device Recall Synovis VASCUGUARD Peripheral Vascular Patch see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 24, 2016
Date Posted August 12, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 23, 2017
Recall Number Z-2533-2016
Recall Event ID 74625
510(K)Number K983602  
Product Classification Patch, pledget and intracardiac, petp, ptfe, polypropylene - Product Code DXZ
Product Synovis VASCU-GUARD Peripheral Vascular Patch in the following sizes and product codes:
1 cm x 6 cm, product code VG0106N,
0.8 cm x 8 cm, product code VG0108N,
1 cm x 10 cm, product code VG0110N, and
2 cm x 9 cm, product code VG0209N.
VASC U-GUARD is prepared from bovine pericardium which is cross-linked with glutaraldehyde. Sterilized using aseptic processing techniques. The pericardium is procured from cattle originating in the United States. VASC-Guard is chemically sterilized using ethanol and propylene oxide.

UPDATE 9/1/2016 Retrieval of devices only includes Synovis VASCU-GUARD Peripheral Vascular Patch in the following sizes and product codes:
1 cm x 6 cm, product code VG0106N,
0.8 cm x 8 cm, product code VG0108N.
Code Information Product Code VG0106N, Lot #: SP16A04-1108933, SP16A11-1111696, SP16A12-1111933, SP16A12-1111938, SP16A12-1111942, SP16A12-1111947, SP16A27-1116312, SP16A29-1116884, SP16B04-1118465, SP16B08-1119650, SP16B12-1121361, SP16B22-1123979, SP16B24-1124658, SP16C01-1126439, SP16C01-1126508, SP16C07-1128790, SP16C08-1129067, SP16C09-1129905, SP16C10-1130129, SP16C10-1130134, SP16C23-1134739, SP16C28-1136324, SP16C28-1136332, SP16D06-1139370, SP16D13-1141301, SP16D19-1142941, SP16D20-1143649, SP16D20-1143655, SP16D21-1143852, SP16D28-1146476, SP16E04-1148533, SP16E04-1148534, SP16E19-1152299, SP16E24-1153675, SP16F01-1155425, SP16F01-1155678, SP16F01-1155682, SP16F01-1155685.   Product Code VG0108N, Lot #: SP16A04-1108941, SP16A04-1108956, SP16A04-1108974, SP16A06-1110391, SP16A12-1111872, SP16A12-1111952, SP16A14-1112703, SP16A14-1112720, SP16A18-1113372, SP16A19-1114051, SP16A19-1114056, SP16A21-1114800, SP16A21-1114802, SP16A21-1114805, SP16B04-1118471, SP16B04-1118475, SP16B05-1119212, SP16B05-1119217, SP16B08-1119654, SP16B08-1119720, SP16B12-1121365, SP16B12-1121366, SP16B19-1123365, SP16B22-1123983, SP16B25-1125254, SP16B25-1125260, SP16B25-1125268, SP16C01-1126459, SP16C07-1128755, SP16C08-1129301, SP16C10-1130184, SP16C10-1130191, SP16C10-1130200, SP16C10-1130208, SP16C10-1130219, SP16C10-1130227, SP16C16-1132096, SP16C18-1133115, SP16C18-1133138, SP16C18-1133148, SP16C18-1133152, SP16C18-1133155, SP16C18-1133157, SP16C21-1133807, SP16C22-1134481, SP16C24-1135156, SP16C28-1136307, SP16C28-1136436, SP16D01-1137764, SP16D04-1138414, SP16D04-1138417, SP16D12-1140707, SP16D12-1140708, SP16D19-1142958, SP16D19-1142967, SP16D21-1143872, SP16D21-1143878, SP16D28-1146462, SP16D28-1146466, SP16D28-1146471, SP16E04-1148520, SP16E04-1148522, SP16E04-1148549, SP16E05-1148667, SP16E11-1150104, SP16E11-1150110, SP16E11-1150115, SP16E11-1150174, SP16E19-1152326, SP16E19-1152330, SP16E19-1152335, SP16E24-1153278, SP16E24-1153280, SP16E26-1154142, SP16E26-1154146, SP16E27-1154532, SP16E27-1154534, SP16F01-1155407, SP16F07-1157497, SP16F07-1157505, SP16F07-1157513.   Product Code VG0110N, Lot #: SP16A12-1111926, SP16A12-1111931, SP16A20-1114346, SP16B22-1123992, SP16C08-1129312, SP16C08-1129329, SP16C09-1129911, SP16C25-1135841, SP16D11-1140274, SP16D11-1140284, SP16D20-1143641, SP16D20-1143643, SP16D25-1144838, SP16E11-1150202, SP16F07-1157244, SP16F07-1157253, SP16F07-1157260.   Product Code VG0209N, Lot #: SP16A04-1108918, SP16A12-1112283, SP16A12-1112284, SP16A20-1114352, SP16A21-1114790, SP16B15-1121467, SP16B22-1124000, SP16B25-1125139, SP16C08-1129339, SP16C08-1129346, SP16C14-1131192, SP16C16-1132144, SP16D01-1137778, SP16D11-1140290, SP16D18-1142652, SP16D20-1143633, SP16D20-1143638, SP16D28-1146487, SP16D28-1146606, SP16E04-1148530, SP16E11-1150205, SP16E19-1152309, SP16E27-1154668, SP16E27-1154693, SP16F08-1157871.   UPDATE 9/1/2016 the following lots are being retrieved for return to Baxter: Product Code VG0106N: Lot #: SP16C09-1129905. Product Code VG0108N: Lot #: SP16B08-1119720, SP16C18-1133152, SP16D04-1138417, SP16D28-1146462, SP16E04-1148522.   
Recalling Firm/
Baxter Healthcare Corp.
1 Baxter Pkwy
Deerfield IL 60015-4625
For Additional Information Contact Baxter Product Surveillance
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Baxter is issuing a safety alert in response to postmarketing reports received for the VASC U-GUARD Peripheral Vascular Patch. Baxter has received reports for intraoperative or postoperative bleeding episodes, which required additional clinical intervention. One report involved a case with a fatal outcome. UPDATE 9/1/2016 Baxter issued a notice retrieving 6 lots of VASCU-GUARD due to the increased postmarketing reports related to intraoperative and postoperative bleeding.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action Baxter sent a Safety Alert to customers via USPS overnight delivery beginning 6/24/2016. The letter told of the reported adverse events, asked for product that product immediately be discontinued from use, to segregate/quarantine all affected lots, and to return the enclosed customer reply form. General questions regarding the Safety Alert should be directed to Baxter Product Surveillance at 1-800-437-5176, between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Central Time Monday thru Friday. Clinical inquiries can be directed to Baxter's Medical information at 1-800-933-0303, Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm central time. UPDATE 9/1/2016 Baxter issued an Urgent Product Recall letter beginning 9/1/2016. This letter explained the issue and identified affected product that was to be removed from the consignee and returned to Baxter. Customer is to contact Baxter Healthcare Center for Service to arrange for return and credit. This can be done at 888-229-0001 Monday thru Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Central Time. General questions regarding the recall can be addressed to Baxter Product Surveillance at 800-437-5179 Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Central Time.
Quantity in Commerce 32,763 eaches UPDATE 9/1/2016 2,042 eaches
Distribution Nationwide including Puerto Rico, and outside the US to include: Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = DXZ and Original Applicant = BIO-VASCULAR, INC.