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Class 2 Device Recall CryoValve SG Pulmonary Human Heart Valve

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  Class 2 Device Recall CryoValve SG Pulmonary Human Heart Valve see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 10, 2020
Create Date December 21, 2020
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 26, 2021
Recall Number Z-0652-2021
Recall Event ID 86890
510(K)Number K092021  
Product Classification Heart valve, more than minimally manipulated allograft - Product Code OHA
Product CryoValve SG Pulmonary Human Heart Valve. The valve is cryopreserved in a tissue culture medium containing cryoprotectants within the innermost pouch of a three-pouch packaging system. The packaging system not only withstands ultracold temperatures, but also allows for aseptic introduction of the valve into the operating environment. Supercooling by liquid nitrogen boost is begun prior to crystallization to minimize ice crystal damage to the valve matrix. Finally, the valve is transferred to a liquid nitrogen freezer for long-term storage at or below 135¿C.
CryoValve SG is distributed in two anatomic configurations: pulmonary valve and conduit, and pulmonary valve.
Code Information Model/Catalog Number: SGPV00 Serial Numbers: 11685214, 11685554, and 11682491 UDI: 00877234000447
Recalling Firm/
CryoLife, Inc.
1655 Roberts Blvd Nw
Kennesaw GA 30144-3632
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
On November 10, 2020, it was discovered that there are post- processing microbial culture test failures for other allografts, processed using a TRIS saline solution lot that was also used in processing allografts subjected to the recall.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Material/Component Contamination
Action A Recall notification letter titled "Urgent - Voluntary Human Tissue Recall" was sent to consignees via email or hand delivered by firm representatives. On 11-Nov-2020, 4 letters were delivered to consignees. On 12-Nov-2020, 2 letters were delivered to consignees. The letter instructs the consignee to complete and return the enclosed postcard affirming that they received the notification. The affected product should be quarantined and returned to CryoLife immediately, if it has not been implanted. CryoLife Field Representatives were to provide information necessary to arrange for the return of the affected product. If the product has been implanted and the consignee has questions or requires clarification, the consignee is to contact Dr. Gregory Ray, CryloLife Medical Director at 800-438-8285.
Quantity in Commerce 3 units
Distribution Distributed nationwide to GA, AZ, TX, MO, and OK.
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 = OHA and Original Applicant = CRYOLIFE, INC.