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Class 1 Device Recall Zinger Stainless Steel Workhorse Guidewire

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  Class 1 Device Recall Zinger Stainless Steel Workhorse Guidewire see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 21, 2013
Date Posted November 15, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 15, 2014
Recall Number Z-0262-2014
Recall Event ID 66567
510(K)Number K983927  
Product Classification Occluder, catheter tip - Product Code DQT
Product Zinger¿ Stainless Steel Workhorse Guidewire; Models: ZNGRLS180HJ, ZNGRLS180HS, ZNGRMS180HJ, ZNGRMS180HS, ZNGRMS180S, ZNGRS180HJ, ZNGRS180HS, ZNGRS180S

Medtronic guide wires are steerable guide wires that are used for the introduction and placement of diagnostics or interventional devices in the coronary and peripheral vasculature, and may be used to reach and cross a target lesion. Medtronic guide wires are not intended for cerebral vasculature. Medtronic steerable exchange guide wires are used to facilitate the substitution of one diagnostic or interventional device for another.
Code Information G13A00123 G13A00870 G13A00910 G13A00911 G13A00920 G13A00921 G13A00931 G13A00939 G13A00940 G13A01270 G13A01271 G13A01352 G13A01354 G13A01355 G13A01477 G13A01478 G13A01622 G13A01623 G13A01624 G13A01640 G13A01641 G13A01651 GV875 GV876 GW594 GW683 GW695 
Recalling Firm/
Medtronic Vascular
35-37A Cherry Hill Drive
Danvers MA 01923-2565
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Potential for PTFE (polytetrafluroethylene) coating to delaminate and detach from Guidewire.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action The firm, Medtronic, sent a "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated October 21, 2013 (in the US via UPS overnight service, 1-day delivery) to its customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to immediately remove and quarantine all potentially affected guidewires that remain in inventory; return the affected product to Medtronic; if replacement product is needed, your Medtronic representative can assist you with identifying suitable replacement product, and to complete and return the Customer Confirmation Certificate confirming receipt of the notification via fax to Medtronic at 651-367-0612 to the attention of Customer Focused Quality (100% customer confirmations will be required). Should have any questions, please contact your Medtronic Representative or call 763-526-2513. Notifications to customers concerning the additional affected product began December 19, 2013 (in the US via UPS overnight service, 1-day delivery). Customers are requested to return a Confirmation Certificate confirming their receipt of the notification. 100% customer confirmations will be required from the additional consignees.
Quantity in Commerce 1,239
Distribution Worldwide distribution: US (Nationwide) including states of: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WV; and countries of: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong,Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nepal, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Yemen.
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 = DQT and Original Applicant = ARTERIAL VASCULAR ENGINEERING, INC.