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Class 2 Device Recall Impulse Angiographic Catheter

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  Class 2 Device Recall Impulse Angiographic Catheter see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 20, 2007
Date Posting Updated January 31, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 23, 2008
Recall Number Z-0938-2008
Recall Event ID 45903
Product Classification Intravascular Diagnostic Catheter - Product Code DQO
Product Boston Scientific, Impulse Angiographic Catheter, Sterile EO. Catheters are single lumen catheters with a single proximal hub for attachment to a dye delivery system. Catalog No. 16599-195. 6F LCB (5-pack). Distal curve LCB. 100 cm length. Made in Mexico: Parque industrial Le Mesa, Tijuana, Baja California 22050 MEX. Boston Scientific Corporation, Natick, MA 01760-1537 USA.
Code Information Catalog No./outer box Material No. (UPN) /inner pouch UPN /Lot (Batch) No. : , 16599-195/H749165991952/H749165991950/0020033662
Recalling Firm/
Boston Scientific
1 Scimed Pl
Maple Grove MN 55311-1565
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Flash may be protruding from the lumen of the catheter shaft. If this flash is present in the catheter, there is the potential of an embolization resulting from the flash detaching from the device during the procedure.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Release of Material/Component prior to receiving test results
Action The firm sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated 11/20/2007, to all affected hospitals. The letter describes the defect with the catheters and Product Table information including UPNs, Catalog Numbers, Lot/Batch Numbers and Product Descriptions. The firm requests that further distribution or use of any remaining product affected by the recall should cease immediately. ****IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If it is a practice of the hospital to remove product from the outer carton and store on shelves in the inner-pouch only. Users are to review the Product Table carefully and consider both the inner and outer packaging product codes when search for affected/recalled product.****
Quantity in Commerce 211 total single units
Distribution Nationwide Distribution including states of AL, CA, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MN, NV, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, and WI.
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.