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Class 2 Device Recall Edwards Lifesciences Vent Catheters

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  Class 2 Device Recall Edwards Lifesciences Vent Catheters see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 08, 2014
Date Posted November 14, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 15, 2016
Recall Number Z-0217-2015
Recall Event ID 69565
510(K)Number K113411  
Product Classification Catheter, cannula and tubing, vascular, cardiopulmonary bypass - Product Code DWF
Product Edwards Lifesciences Vent Catheters, . Packaged sterile and non-pyrogenic in a sealed, peel-type pouch. Model Numbers: E061, E060, PE062, EM012

Atrial Vent Catheters are intended for venting the left heart during short-term ( d 6 hrs) cardiopulmonary bypass. Avoid direct ventriculotomy with entry into the left atrium across the mitral valve and into the left ventricle. Left Ventricular Vent Catheters are intended for venting the left ventricle during short-term ( 6 hrs) cardiopulmonary bypass. Entrance is made into the left ventricle. Extracorporeal circuit components with a Duraflo coating are intended for use in cardiopulmonary surgery when a heparin coated blood path is desired. Vent Catheters may be used in pediatric or adult populations based on individual patient anatomy.
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Recalling Firm/
Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
12050 Lone Peak Pkwy
Draper UT 84020-9414
For Additional Information Contact Sherri Robbins
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Edwards Lifesciences is conducting a field action on the Vent Catheters due to the potential for disruption of the white plastic coating on the stylet.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Edward Lifesciences sent an Urgent Medical Device Safety Notice date October 8, 2014, via Fed-Ex to all affected customers. On 3/4/15, letters were sent to surgeons. As part of the customer instructions in the safely notice, customers were requested to forward copies of the safely alert to any organization where the potentially affected devices have been transferred. No product is being returned. The distribution of the device has not been stopped as a result of this field correction. No additional production lots will be released for distribution until the IFU has been revised. Customers with questions were instructed to call (800) 424-3278. For questions regarding this recall call 801-553-7531.
Quantity in Commerce 157,305
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia. US Territory: Puerto Rico and Internationally to Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Venezuela.
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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 = DWF and Original Applicant = EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES, LLC.