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Class 2 Device Recall VacLok Syringe

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  Class 2 Device Recall VacLok Syringe see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 01, 2003
Date Posted November 19, 2003
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on February 02, 2004
Recall Number Z-0139-04
Recall Event ID 27525
510(K)Number K994253  
Product Classification Syringe, Piston - Product Code FMF
Product VacLok Syringe. Label reads in part: ''VACLOC SYRINGE 60 ml VACLOF SYRINGE-FIXED MALE LUER ... MERIT MEDICAL''. Sterile if package is unopened or undamaged. Part #VAC160.
Code Information Lot # A282003
Recalling Firm/
Merit Medical Systems, Inc
1600 Merit Pkwy
South Jordan UT 84095-2416
For Additional Information Contact Stephanie Erskine
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is a potential for the PETG blister trays to bond together with varying degrees of attachment. The potential for non-sterility exists when the attached trays are seperated by force and holes or cracks are generated in the seperated trays.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Merit notified sales representatives, domestic and international accounts and dealers immediately by letter dated October 3, 2003. The manufacturer requests that the use of the affected inventory should immediately cease and that on-hand units should be promptly isolated from general inventory for simultaneous inspection by a site representative and a Merit sales representative.
Quantity in Commerce 287 units
Distribution Distributed nationwide. International distribution includes Canada, Japan, Korea, England and France.
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 = FMF and Original Applicant = MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.