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Class 2 Device Recall CoAxial Introducer Needle

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  Class 2 Device Recall CoAxial Introducer Needle see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 10, 2020
Create Date February 05, 2021
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1077-2021
Recall Event ID 87000
510(K)Number K022634  
Product Classification Introducer, catheter - Product Code DYB
Product Argon Medical Devices TLAB, Transjugular Liver Biopsy System, REF: TL - 18N, 1/18 GA Flexcore Biopsy Needle, 1/7F Introducer Sheath W/Curved Metal Stiffener, 4/Tissue Removal Swabs, Sterile EO,
Code Information Lot Number: 1394204, 1424962, 1464709, 1473181, 1477229, 1481735, 1495182   
Recalling Firm/
Argon Medical Devices, Inc
1445 Flat Creek Rd
Athens TX 75751-5002
For Additional Information Contact Rebecca Ellis
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Due to a manufacturing error their is a potential that the sheath within the biopsy kit can separate during use if the tip is flexed or experiences bending stresses. This could result in need for surgical intervention to preclude or reverse permanent damage to a body structure or permanent impairment of a body function.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process change control
Action On 12/11/2020, Argon Medical Devices, Inc. distributed an "Urgent-Product Recall Notice" to all affected consignees via US mail. In addition to informing consignees about the recall device, the firm ask consignees to take the following actions: 1. Complete the response form and return it to us as quickly as possible. This will allow us to begin staging replacement product for you and minimize interruption to service. 2. All affected product should be returned to our Argon Athens facility using RGA#______, attention Arbee Cummings. The mailing address is as follows: RGA# ____, Argon Medical Devices, Inc.1445 Flat Creek Road, Athens, TX 75751 USA 3. Argon Medical will ship your replacement devices as soon as we receive your returned product. Your assistance in accounting for the affected devices in your possession is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about this letter or about the recall action it describes, please contact Beckie.Ellis@argonmedical.com. You may also contact Ms. Arbee Cummings at Arbee.Cummings@argonmedical.com or Ms. Andrea Wieczor at Andrea.Wieczor@argonmedical.com.
Quantity in Commerce 583 units
Distribution US: AL AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA,, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX,, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY OUS: Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Portugal, Taiwan, Austria, Brazil, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Colombia, Singapore, Canada, View Nam, Slovakia, Spain
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = DYB and Original Applicant = PROMEX, INC.