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Class 2 Device Recall Arterial Catheterization Kit and Arterial Line Kit with Sharps Safety Features

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  Class 2 Device Recall Arterial Catheterization Kit and Arterial Line Kit with Sharps Safety Features see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 09, 2017
Create Date June 12, 2017
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 17, 2018
Recall Number Z-2327-2017
Recall Event ID 77232
510(K)Number K810675  
Product Classification Wire, guide, catheter - Product Code DQX
Product Arterial Catheterization Kit,
Arterial Line Kit with Sharps Safety Features
wire, guide, catheter
The Arrow Arterial Catheterization device permits access to the peripheral arterial circulation or to other small vessels
Code Information Material number: ASK-04018-CC, ASK-04510-HUM, ASK-04550-UHC,   Device Listing D025180
Recalling Firm/
Arrow International Inc
2400 Bernville Rd
Reading PA 19605-9607
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Arrow International is recalling the affected product because the packaging may not be completely sealed, which may compromise sterility.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Arrow International sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification Letter dated May 11, 2017, to affected customers. The firm's notification letter is requesting that customers immediately assess their current inventory and to discontinue and quarantine any product with the specific lot codes listed in the letter. In addition, customers were asked to complete the Recall Acknowledgement form and fax or email it back to Customer Service so they can receive a Returns Good Authorization Number for the product's return. Customers with questions were instructed to contact their local sales representative or Customer Service at 1-866-246-6990.
Quantity in Commerce 27, 485 distributed in the U.S, 4,371 distributed Internationally
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) and Canada
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 = DQX and Original Applicant = ARROW INTL., INC.