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Class 2 Device Recall Langston Dual Lumen Catheters

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  Class 2 Device Recall Langston Dual Lumen Catheters see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 09, 2011
Date Posted July 11, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 05, 2012
Recall Number Z-2770-2011
Recall Event ID 59003
510(K)Number K061565  
Product Classification Catheter, intravascular, diagnostic - Product Code DQO
Product Langston Dual Lumen Catheters, REF 5515, 7F, Sterile EO, Rx ONLY, 1 x Catheter and 5 x Catheter, Vascular Solutions, Inc., 6464 Sycamore Court, Minneapolis, MN 55369.

Langston dual lumen catheters are indicated for delivery of contrast medium in angiographic studies and for simultaneous pressure measurement from two sites. This type of pressure measurement is useful in determining transvalvular, intravascular and intraventricular pressure gradients.
Code Information 548264
Recalling Firm/
Vascular Solutions, Inc.
6464 Sycamore Ct N
Maple Grove MN 55369-6032
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Vascular Solutions, Inc investigation of a recent Device Experience Report has made them aware of a potential problem with their 7F Langston dual lumen pigtail catheter (Model 5515) with lot number 548264. Recently it was reported that pouches containing Langston catheters (Model 5515) were missing a seal, posing a risk of product contamination. It is possible that a compromised sterile barrier
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Packaging process control
Action Vascular Solutions, Inc. sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE FIELD ACTION- LOT SPECIFIC" letter dated June 7, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem, and the actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructed customers to check their inventory for the affected product and provided information on how to examine the product. Customers are to complete and return a Field Action Customer Inventory Form via fax at 763-656-4250 or e-mail at www.vascularsolutions.com. VSI Customer Service will contact customers to set up return shipment of affected product. All affected product will be replaced upon receipt of the shipped product. Customers should contact their local Sales Representative for questions concerning this recall.
Quantity in Commerce 23 (5 pack) boxes
Distribution Worldwide Distribution--USA (nationwide) including the states of CA, FL, IL, MA, MI, MO, NM, NC, OK, and WA and the countries of Austria 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 = DQO and Original Applicant = VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC.