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Class 2 Device Recall Bivona Cuffless Neonatal/Pediatric FlexTend Tracheostomy Tube

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  Class 2 Device Recall Bivona Cuffless Neonatal/Pediatric FlexTend Tracheostomy Tube see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 15, 2020
Create Date December 28, 2020
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 20, 2022
Recall Number Z-0726-2021
Recall Event ID 86954
510(K)Number K944178  
Product Classification Tube tracheostomy and tube cuff - Product Code JOH
Product PORTEX Bivona Cuffless Neonatal/Pediatric FlexTend Tracheostomy Tube, REF 60PFSS45
Code Information Lot Number 3991195
Recalling Firm/
Smiths Medical ASD Inc.
6000 Nathan Ln N
Minneapolis MN 55442-1690
For Additional Information Contact Dave Halverson
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A specific model and lot number of Bivona Cuffless FlexTend Tracheostomy Tube may have been incorrectly packaged with a V-neck flange instead of a straight flange.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Packaging process control
Action The firm initiated the recall by letter on 12/15/2020. The letter requested the following: "INSTRUCTIONS TO CUSTOMERS AND DISTRIBUTORS: 1. Locate affected product in your possession by referring to the Affected Devices List (Table 1) listed on this Recall Notice. 2. Determine the number of affected devices in your possession and complete the Response Form (Attachment 1) within 10 days of receipt, returning it to fieldactions@smiths-medical.com. The form must be returned even if you do not have any affected Bivona Cuffless FlexTend Tracheostomy Tube Devices in your possession. 3. All affected product must be returned to Smiths Medical for processing. A pre-paid return shipping label will be sent to you when the Response Form is returned indicating whether impacted devices are in your possession. When returning product please include a copy of the Response Form (Attachment 1) inside EACH BOX. 4. Product credit will be processed once the impacted product and Response Form (Attachment 1) has been received and processed. 5. DISTRIBUTORS: if you have distributed potentially affected product to your customers, please immediately notify them of this Recall with the editable Response Form for your customers (Attachment 1a) to respond appropriately."
Quantity in Commerce 238 devices
Distribution US nationwide distribution.
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 = JOH and Original Applicant = BIVONA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES