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  Class 2 Device Recall see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 22, 2005
Date Posted September 02, 2005
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 20, 2007
Recall Number Z-1503-05
Recall Event ID 32694
510(K)Number K040736  
Product Classification Catheter, Suprapubic (And Accessories) - Product Code KOB
Product Vaxcel¿ Plus Chronic Dialysis Catheters - Catheter/CPU/15/50/Metal
Catalog Number: 45-556
Code Information Lot Numbers: 1017218 ,1027131,1029922 
Recalling Firm/
Boston Scientific Corporation
1 Boston Scientific Pl
Natick MA 01760-1536
For Additional Information Contact Cindy Finney
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The Tearaway Introducer Sheath may have cracked hubs/handles and/or improper peeling during use.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Boston Scientific intiated the recall on 7/22/05 to direct accounts and to distributors on 7/ 27 /05. Distributors are requested to conduct sub recalls to the medical facility level. A revised letter dated 8/2/05 was sent to 18 US accounts for one lot (#1020895) omitted in the letter of 7/22/05.
Distribution Nationwide VA Hopsitals Foreign: Canada, Africa, Japan, Israel, Japan, Nertherlands, Venezula
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 = KOB and Original Applicant = BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP.