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Class 2 Device Recall ARROW Epidural Needle Component

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  Class 2 Device Recall ARROW Epidural Needle Component see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 05, 2015
Date Posted February 10, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 17, 2018
Recall Number Z-1080-2015
Recall Event ID 70177
510(K)Number K884552  
Product Classification Anesthesia conduction kit - Product Code CAZ
Product ARROW Epidural Needle Component (product number AN-05501). Epidural needles permit access to the epidural space and are used as a conduit for epidural catheter placement.
Code Information Product number AN-05501, Lot numbers: 23F13J0530, RF2108954, RF6127264, RF8045530, RF0021370, RF3014600, RF6127624, RF8070744, RF0035171, RF3026989, RF7031498, RF8083748, RF0050648, RF5084669, RF7043570, RF8096949, RF0075647, RF5094931, RF7088907, RF8123534, RF0092301, RF5106225, RF7090151, RF9015869, RF2021938, RF5118327, RF7102346, RF9030002, RF2044557, RF5120725, RF7113197, RF9071402, RF2058276, RF6081852, RF8018337, RF9098526, RF2083791, RF6092570, RF8020947, and RF9113319.
Recalling Firm/
Arrow International Inc
2400 Bernville Road
Reading PA 19605
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The product labeling does not specify the 5 year shelf life of the product.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling design
Action Urgent Medical Device Recall Notifications, dated January 2015, were sent to direct accounts that identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken. Customers were asked to discontinue use and return affected product.
Quantity in Commerce 63022
Distribution Distribution US Nationwide, Canada and Mexico.
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 = CAZ and Original Applicant = ARROW INTL., INC.