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Class 2 Device Recall Guidant RAPIDO CutAway Guiding Catheter

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Date Initiated by Firm January 07, 2011
Date Posted July 12, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 26, 2012
Recall Number Z-2793-2011
Recall Event ID 58979
510(K)Number K021455  K031505  K031688  K031459  K031903  
Product Classification Cardiovascular Guiding Catheter - Product Code DQY
Product Guidant RAPIDO Cut-Away Guiding Catheter, 6F.
Part Numbers: 66676-201 and 667552-100.
For use in cardiac diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Code Information Lot Number: 0120891 and 0121091
Recalling Firm/
Abbott Vascular
26531 Ynez Rd
Temecula CA 92591-4630
For Additional Information Contact Keith Krohn
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Five lots of Guide Catheters and Accessory products were processed through Ethylene Oxide (ETO) sterilization with additional plastic material covering the pallet, which is not consistent with validated packaging configuration for ETO sterilization.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action Abbott Vascular sent an Urgent Device Recall letter, dated January 7, 2011, noting the products being recalled and the reasons for recall. The firm also provided the following reconciliation instructions to its territory manager: -Help customer identify aflected product. - CaIl Abbott Vascular Customer Service (800) 221-9902 to receive RGA number. Record RGA number below. - Fax this completed form to (951) 914-3826. - Return a copy of this completed form with the returned product
Quantity in Commerce 389 units total
Distribution Nationwide distribution, and Ireland.
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 = DQY and Original Applicant = GUIDANT CORP.
510(K)s with Product Code = DQY and Original Applicant = GUIDANT CORPORATION