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Class 2 Device Recall ARROWgard Blue CVC Kit

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  Class 2 Device Recall ARROWgard Blue CVC Kit see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 09, 2017
Create Date June 12, 2017
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 17, 2018
Recall Number Z-2337-2017
Recall Event ID 77232
510(K)Number K900263  
Product Classification Catheter,intravascular,therapeutic,short-term less than 30 days - Product Code FOZ
Product ARROWg+ard Blue CVC Kit
The ARROWg+ard Blue CVCs are intended to permit venous access to the central circulation
Code Information Material number: CDC-24301-1A, CDC-24306-1A  Device Listing D025398
Recalling Firm/
Arrow International Inc
2400 Bernville Rd
Reading PA 19605-9607
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The Arrow CVC is indicated to provide short-term (<30 days) central venous access for treatment of diseases or conditions requiring central venous access including, but not limited to: -multiple infusions of fluids, medications, or chemotherapy -infusion of fluids that are hypertonic, hyperosmolar, or have divergent pH values -frequent blood sampling or blood/blood components infusions -infusion of incompatible medications -central venous pressure monitoring lack of usable peripheral IV sites -replacement of multiple peripheral sites for IV access
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Arrow International sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification Letter dated May 11, 2017, to affected customers. The firm's notification letter is requesting that customers immediately assess their current inventory and to discontinue and quarantine any product with the specific lot codes listed in the letter. In addition, customers were asked to complete the Recall Acknowledgement form and fax or email it back to Customer Service so they can receive a Returns Good Authorization Number for the product's return. Customers with questions were instructed to contact their local sales representative or Customer Service at 1-866-246-6990.
Quantity in Commerce 27,485 units distributed in U.S., 4,371 units distributed internationally
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) and Canada
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 = FOZ and Original Applicant = ARROW INTL., INC.