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Class 2 Device Recall ATF 120 (item 9108501)

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  Class 2 Device Recall ATF 120 (item 9108501) see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 29, 2010
Date Posted November 10, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 15, 2011
Recall Number Z-0342-2011
Recall Event ID 56751
510(K)Number K960006  
Product Classification Apparatus, autotransfusion - Product Code CAC
Product The box label states: "ATF 120 Fast Start Kit 9108501...STERILE...FRESENIUS KABI...Fresenius Kabi AG 61345 Bad Hamburg Germany...Federal (USA) Law restricts this device to sale by or on order of a physician".

The ATF120 Fast Start Kit contains one each AT1 Autotransfusion Set, ATS Suction Line, and the ATR120 Autotransfusion Reservoir.

ATS is a suction line to aspirate and add anticoagulate to shed blood from the surgical field into an autotransfusion reservoir (ATR). The ATS has a 1/4 inch. suction port and is connected to a vacuum source.

ATR is an autotransfusion reservoir to collect, de-foam, filter, and store blood prior to processing. The ATR reservoirs are offered with either a 120 micron or a 40 micron filter.
ATF 120 Autotransfusion set is a disposable set, dedicated component of the Fresenius CATS Continuous Autotransfusion System, which in turn is an Autotransfusion device for the processing of autologous shed blood collected intraoperatively and postoperatively to obtain washed packed red blood cells for reinfusion.
Code Information Lot numbers:  YHT 103, YHT 124, YHT 262, YIT 042, YIT 112, YIT 181, YKT 061, YKT 083, YKT 212, YKT 291, YLT 053, YLT 101, YLT 182, YMT 092, YMT 172, ZAT 292, ZBT 192, ZBT 262, ZCT 121, and ZCT 311.
Recalling Firm/
Fresenius Kabi, LLC
14715 Ne 95th St Ste 100
Redmond WA 98052-2566
For Additional Information Contact Kathryn Sivertson
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Using AT1 Autotransfusion Set from specific batches in combination with the auto transfusion device CATS Continuous Autotransfusion has led to insufficient suction of shed blood from the collection reservoir. The results in the failure message "alarm blood flow" and the CATS device stops in a secure mode.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Fresenius Kabi sent out a Technical Notification letter dated March 29, 2010, to one distributor located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The distributor sent the technical notification with a cover letter to each of their customer's that had ordered AT1's, ATF120's and ATF40's over the last year. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken. Customers were notified that the autotransfusion prime and / or washing procedure can be continued after alarm blood flow by following Alternative procedures. The Technical Notification informs the distributor about the problem of the AT1 (item #9005101), but also mentions the other two products ATF120 (item #9108501) and ATF40 (item #9108491) which have no known problem. The distributor is advised to contact Fresenius Kabi, LLC for any question regarding the Technical Notification. For questions regarding this recall call (425) 242-2074.
Quantity in Commerce 25, 740 units distributed in US.
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA and the countries of Australia,Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Phillipines, Portugal, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, and Vietnam.
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 = CAC and Original Applicant = FRESENIUS AG