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Class 2 Device Recall St. Jude Medical AGILIS Steerable Catheter Introducer

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  Class 2 Device Recall St. Jude Medical AGILIS Steerable Catheter Introducer see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 14, 2006
Date Posted June 03, 2006
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 01, 2007
Recall Number Z-1086-06
Recall Event ID 35300
510(K)Number K042623  
Product Classification Catheter Introducer - Product Code DYB
Product St. Jude AGILIS Steerable Introducer, Reorder number 408304 and 408308 (Australia). Sterile EO. St. Jude Medical Daig Division, Inc., Minnetonka, MN 55345-2126 USA. This St. Jude Medical (SJM) Agilis Steerable Catheter Introducer Set consists of a dilator, guidewire, and steerable sheath, which is designed to provide flexible catheter positioning in the cardiac anatomy. The steerable introducer is fitted with a hemostasis valve to minimize blood loss during catheter introduction and/or exchange. A sideport with three-way stopcock is provided for air or blood aspiration, fluid infusion, blood sampling and pressure monitoring. A handle equipped with a rotating collar to deflect the tip clockwise >than or equal to 180-degrees and counter-clockwise >than or equal to 90-degrees. The steerable introducer features distal vent holes to facilitate aspiration and minimize cavitation and a radiopaque tip marker to improve fluoroscopic visualization. EXPANDED RECALL The Reorder number affected by the recall expansion is 408304.
Code Information Lot number range: 1169725 to 1181488 EXPANDED RECALL additional lot numbers are: 1182741, 1182742, 1182743, 1182744, 1182745, 1184211, 1185314, 1186554, 1186557.
Recalling Firm/
St. Jude Medical / Daig Division
14901 Deveau Pl
Minnetonka MN 55345-2126
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
St Jude Medical has determined that a limited number of Agilis Steerable Introducers manufactured in late 2005 are susceptible to the hemostasis hub leaking or separating from the handle. The risks that exist are related to the loss of hemostasis through the Agilis introducer and/or the possibility of air or foreign body being introduced into the patient with resultant embolism.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action A Field Action Notification, dated 04/13/06, was sent to hospital's Electrophysiology labs (cath labs) and to physicians. This Notification describes the issue, the risk to patient, identifies lot numbers of product affected and states that a SJM Rep will be contacting them soon. The SJM Reps visited the hospitals to verify they received the notification and retrieve affected product. Replacement product will be provided at no charge. EXPANDED RECALL A Field Action Notification, dated 06/01/06, was sent to hospital's Electrophysiology labs (cath labs) and to the physicians who reported a problem with the device. This Notification describes the issue, risk to patients, identifies lot numbers and states that a SJM Representative will be contacting them soon to facilitate the return of product. Replacement product will be offered at no charge. The physician notification, dated 06/01/2006, describes the issue, the risk, lot number affected and informs them that a notification has been sent to the hospitals EP Lab.
Quantity in Commerce 2,489 EXPANDED RECALL an additional 281 devices
Distribution World wide- USA states of AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV. ---Foreign includes: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lichtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, 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 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 = DYB and Original Applicant = ST. JUDE MEDICAL, DAIG DIVISION, INC.