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Class 2 Device Recall Edwards Lifesciences Crimpers

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  Class 2 Device Recall Edwards Lifesciences Crimpers see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 26, 2013
Date Posting Updated April 17, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 16, 2013
Recall Number Z-1135-2013
Recall Event ID 64747
PMA Number P100041 P110021 
Product Classification Aortic valve, prosthesis, percutaneously delivered - Product Code NPT
Product Edwards Lifesciences Crimpers, Model 9100CR26.

The Crimpers are used to crimp the transcatheter heart valve onto the delivery system prior to use.
Code Information Models 9100CR26, all lot numbers.
Recalling Firm/
Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
12050 Lone Peak Pkwy
Draper UT 84020-9414
For Additional Information Contact Rob Becker
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Holes in the sterile barrier pouch may be caused by handling of the device during manufacturing or once pouches have been removed from the unit box and stored on the shelf by customers.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Package design/selection
Action Edwards Lifesciences notified customers via letter and instructed them to maintain the device in its protective unit carton until ready for use and to inspect the pouch for holes or tears prior to use as instructed in the product's labeling. If any holes or tears are found, customers are instructed to contact Edwards Customer Service to arrange for return and replacement of damaged product.
Quantity in Commerce 6,117 units
Distribution Nationwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including DC and the states of AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI.
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.
PMA Database PMAs with Product Code = NPT and Original Applicant = EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES LLC.
PMAs with Product Code = NPT and Original Applicant = EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES, LLC.