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Class 2 Device Recall Archer Super Stiff Guidewire

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  Class 2 Device Recall Archer Super Stiff Guidewire see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 13, 2013
Date Posting Updated March 28, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 21, 2013
Recall Number Z-1017-2013
Recall Event ID 64620
510(K)Number K101339  
Product Classification Wire, guide, catheter - Product Code DQX
Product Medtronic Archer Super Stiff Guidewire 0.035 inch (0.89mm), Model ARCSJ200W.

Intended to facilitate catheter placement and exchange during procedures in the aorta.
Code Information Lot number GFWA0387
Recalling Firm/
Medtronic Inc. Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management
8200 Coral Sea St NE
Saint Paul MN 55112-4391
For Additional Information Contact Medtronic Customer Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Medtronic has identified an issue with a specific lot of the Archer 0.035 inch (0.89mm) Super Stiff Guidewire, model ARCSJ200W, where the PTFE (Teflon) coating has the potential to separate from the wire during in-vivo use.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Mixed-up of materials/components
Action Medtronic sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated March 2013 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. Medtronic requested any unused guidewires from the lot number to be quarantined, and returned by contacting the customer service phone number at 1-888-283-7868. A Customer Confirmation Certificate was requested to be faxed back to Medtronic at 651-367-0612.
Quantity in Commerce 225 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA including the states of FL, OH, and MN and the countries of Belgium, France Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, and 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 = DQX and Original Applicant = MEDTRONIC INC.