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Class 2 Device Recall LeMaitre Chevalier Valvulotome

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  Class 2 Device Recall LeMaitre Chevalier Valvulotome see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 13, 2023
Date Posted August 28, 2023
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-2468-2023
Recall Event ID 92825
Product Classification Valvulotome - Product Code MGZ
Product The Chevalier Valvulotome is a device used to disrupt the valves of veins which are to be used as grafts in the in situ or non-reversed bypass procedure. The Chevalier Valvulotome consists of a 70 cm stainless steel shaft with two tips: 1) the cutting tip is shaped like an inverted tulip with four teeth at its base. This tip is designed to cut the vein valve cusps. 2) the other tip is atraumatic and used to test the patency and the course of the vein before the valvulotomy.

The Chevalier Valvulotome is available in three tip diameters: 2.5 mm (Catalog # 40025); 3.0 mm (Catalog # 40030); and 3.5 mm (Catalog # 40035)
Code Information (1)Catalog # 40025 UDI-DI: 00840663110469; (2)Catalog # 40030 UDI-DI: 00840663110476; (3) Catalog # 40035 UDI-DI: 00840663110483 Lot Numbers: All lots starting with CHV. Only lots beginning with CHV are being recalled. Older lots (with CL lot prefixes) are not being recalled. REF (Catalog #) LOT Catalog Number: (1)40025 Lot Number: CHV1003, CHV1006, CHV1022 (2) 40030 Lot Number: CHV1002, CHV1004, (3) 40035 Lot Number: CHV1001, CHV1005
Recalling Firm/
LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.
32 3rd Ave
Burlington MA 01803-4414
For Additional Information Contact Rose Lerer
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Burrs (molding flash) on the cutter may tear the harvested vien
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action LeMaitre issued Field Safety Notice (FSN) Chevalier Valvulotome (FSCA Ref: CAPA 2023-022) on July 13, 2023 to OUS Customers. Letter states reason for recall, health risk and action to take: Please quarantine the affected devices. Then, return the faxback/reply form (at the end of this FSN) to LeMaitre Vascular as soon as possible. Then, LeMaitre will give you instructions on how to return the devices.
Quantity in Commerce 225 units
Distribution International distribution to the countries of Belgium, France, Germany, and United Kingdom.
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.