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Class 2 Device Recall ARROWgard Blue Plus

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  Class 2 Device Recall ARROWgard Blue Plus see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 21, 2018
Create Date November 14, 2018
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 23, 2020
Recall Number Z-0468-2019
Recall Event ID 81242
510(K)Number K993691  
Product Classification Catheter, intravascular, therapeutic, short-term less than 30 days - Product Code FOZ
Product Arrow AGB+ Multi-Lumen CVC Kit, 7 Fr., 3 Lumen, 20cm catheter length, .025 inch dia. spring-wire guide, Product Code CDC-45703-B1A - Product Usage: The multiple-lumen catheter permits venous access to the central circulation by the way of the femoral, jugular, or subclavian veins. The ARROWg+ard Blue Plus antimicrobial catheter is intended to help provide protection against catheter-related infections. It is not intended to be used as a treatment for existing infections nor is it indicated for long-term use.
Code Information Lot/Batch Numbers: 13F17E0685 13F17F0562 13F17H0141 13F17K0340 13F18B0119 13R17E0685
Recalling Firm/
Arrow International Inc
2400 Bernville Rd
Reading PA 19605-9607
For Additional Information Contact Customer Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The products labeling contains inconsistencies. In certain instances, the lidstock, banner card and shipper label state that the Spring Wire Guide (SWG) within is .032 rather than the correct SWG size .025 . For other lots in scope the lidstock correctly states the SWG size .025 however the banner card states the incorrect SWG size .032 .
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Employee error
Action Urgent Medical Device Notification letters dated 9/21/18 were distributed to customers.
Quantity in Commerce 3640
Distribution US Nationwide distribution in the states of CA, FL, ID, IL, MI, NC, NJ, PA, and WI.
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 = FOZ and Original Applicant = ARROW INTL., INC.