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Class 1 Device Recall Guardian II Hemostasis Valve

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  Class 1 Device Recall Guardian II Hemostasis Valve see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 04, 2016
Date Posted April 07, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 19, 2016
Recall Number Z-1275-2016
Recall Event ID 73553
510(K)Number K122301  
Product Classification Adaptor, stopcock, manifold, fitting, cardiopulmonary bypass - Product Code DTL
Product Guardian II Hemostasis Valve, models 8210 and 8211. The following models are only available Outside the US: FH101, FH101-T, FH101-25, and FH101-50.

Product Usage: The Guardian hemostasis valves are designed to be used as conduits when interventional devices with diameters up to 8 F are inserted into the human vascular system. The devices have two seals: the low-pressure seal, and the high-pressure seal. Closure of the high-pressure seal, which is achieved when the nut can no longer rotate, secures the diagnostic/interventional device in position within the vasculature and allows for pressure injections up to 600 psi.
Code Information Lot numbers: 41776, 41777, 41874, 42108, 42525, 581766, 581767, 583285, and 583286.   
Recalling Firm/
Vascular Solutions, Inc.
6464 Sycamore Ct N
Maple Grove MN 55369-6032
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Vascular Solutions became aware of a potential problem with the click version of the Guardian II hemostasis valves. The low pressure seal may not close properly, which may allow air to be introduced into the device and may lead to risk of an air embolism.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Employee error
Action Consignees were sent on 3/4/2016 via first class mail a Vascular Solutions "Urgent Medical Device Recall" letter dated March 3, 2016. The letter described the problem and the product involved in the recall. It included the "Immediate Action Required of Customer / User" which instructed the customer to identify the product, remove it from inventory, place it in a secure area, and complete and return the VSI Account Inventory Form to the Customer Service Department.
Quantity in Commerce 5283
Distribution Nationwide Distribution in the states of AL, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL IN, IA,KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MO, NE,NV, NH, NY, NC, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WV. OUS: 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 = DTL and Original Applicant = VASCULAR SOLUTIONS ZERUSA LTD.