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Class 1 Device Recall Dual Lumen Catheter

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  Class 1 Device Recall Dual Lumen Catheter see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 30, 2015
Date Posted April 23, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 03, 2016
Recall Number Z-1456-2015
Recall Event ID 70988
510(K)Number K113869  
Product Classification Catheter, cannula and tubing, vascular, cardiopulmonary bypass - Product Code DWF
Product OriGen BIOMEDICAL VV13F Reinforced Dual Lumen Catheter STERILE DISPOSABLE: DO NOT RE-USE Manufactured by: OriGen Biomedical.

OriGene VV13F Reinforced Dual Lumen Catheter indicated for use as a single cannula for both venous drainage and re-infusion of blood in the internal jugular vein during extracorporeal life support procedures of six hours or less.
Code Information Lot N18549
Recalling Firm/
OriGen Biomedical, Inc.
7000 Burleson Rd
Bldg D
Austin TX 78744-3202
For Additional Information Contact Bernie Silvers
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Potential for clear extension tube to separate from the hub, which could result in blood loss and may require intervention to prevent permanent impairment/damage.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Mixed-up of materials/components
Action The firm, OriGen, sent an "URGENT; MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated 3/30/2015 and response form to all consignees via e-mail. The conisgnees were notified on 3/31/15 and 4/1/15. The recalling firm also posted a recall notification on the ELSO website, which is a public site mainly used by professionals within the ECMO community and press release dated 4/15/2015. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The consignees were instructed to discontinue use of all OriGen W13F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters from the lot; immediately return any unused product to OriGen Biomedical; and complete and return the attached acknowledgement and receipt form even if you do not currently have product in your inventory. The firm recommends that the consignee use an alternate product in the interim. If you have any questions regarding the return of product that you have on hand or the status of the investigation, please do not hesitate to conact the company at: OriGen Biomedical, Attn: Director, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, 7000 Burleson Rd, Bldg D, Austin, TX 78744 or call +1 512 474 7278 CST Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00.
Quantity in Commerce 51 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of: Spain, UK, Germany, Sweden, and Netherlands.
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 = DWF and Original Applicant = Origen Biomedical, Inc.