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Class 2 Device Recall Arrow Balloon Temporary Pacing Catheter Kit

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  Class 2 Device Recall Arrow Balloon Temporary Pacing Catheter Kit see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 01, 2008
Date Posting Updated September 16, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 08, 2009
Recall Number Z-1908-2008
Recall Event ID 47828
510(K)Number K960479  
Product Classification Temporary pacemaker electrode - Product Code LDF
Product Arrow Balloon Temporary Pacing Catheter Kits, Part number AI-07155-IK, Lot number RF8015920, For Export Only, 5 Fr. (110 cm) Pacing Catheter, 6 Fr. Introducer Sheath, .035 inch diameter spring-wire guide, Single use, Sterilized. The device is indicated for use in sampling blood for oxygen levels and measuring pressure in the right heart.
Code Information Part number: AI 07155-IK, Lot #RF8015920 (Distributed in Canada, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa and Venezuela).
Recalling Firm/
Arrow International Inc
312 Commerce Pl
Asheboro NC 27203-0552
For Additional Information Contact Jody Cadd
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The 5 Fr. (110cm) Temporary Pacing Catheter/ 6 Fr. Introducer Kits do not contain a complete 6 Fr. Introducer Assembly.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action Consignees were notified by letter on/about 04/11/ 2008. They were instructed to cease use and distribution, and quarantine all affected product. They were also instructed to complete an enclosed Acknowledgement & Stock Status Form and fax back to Arrow International. Consignees were further advised to communicate the recall notice to anyone who has received the affected product by providing a copy of the recall notice to their customer(s). Contact Arrow International, Customer Relations Department at 800-523-8446 if you have questions.
Distribution U.S. South Africa, Venezuela
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 = LDF and Original Applicant = ARROW INTL., INC.