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Class 2 Device Recall Arrow 4FR Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICCs) Kits

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  Class 2 Device Recall Arrow 4FR Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICCs) Kits see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 29, 2010
Date Posted May 26, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 27, 2012
Recall Number Z-1682-2010
Recall Event ID 55385
510(K)Number K073451  K061289  
Product Classification Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter - Product Code LJS
Product Arrow 4FR Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICCs) Kits. Product numbers: ASK-01451-BMH; ASK-05041-CHC; ASK-05041-CHC1; ASK-05041-CHM; ASK-05041-HMC; ASK-05041-QV; ASK-07041-BMH; CN-05041-LW; MSO-01451-UCL; MTO-01451-RH; PL-05041; PR-04041-HPX; PR-05041; PR-05041-HP; PR- 05041-HPX; PR-05041-LW; PR-05041-MW; PR-05041-T; PR-05042; PR-05541-HPX; PR-07041-PTSP; and RJ-01451-W.
Code Information Product number ASK-01451-BMH - Lot numbers RF8060214 and RF8096394; Product number ASK-05041-CHC - Lot numbers RF8109279 and RF9056727; Product number ASK-05041-CHC1 - Lot numbers RF9069677 and RF9098408; Product number ASK-05041-CHM - Lot numbers RF8057827 and RF8068899; Product number ASK-05041-HMC - Lot numbers RF8068662, RF8083994, RF8108545, RF9043625, RF9056403, RF9085278, and RF9098580; Product number ASK-05041-QV - Lot number RF9097395; Product number ASK-07041-BMH - Lot numbers RF9031839, RF9098784, and RL8108648; Product number CN-05041-LW - Lot numbers RF8069608, RF9056127, RF9070920, and RL9019402; Product number MSO-01451-UCL - Lot numbers RF9057410, RF9084460, RL8118758, and RL9029477; Product number MTO-01451-RH - Lot number RL9019228; Product number PL-05041 - Lot numbers RF8071766 and RF9109677; Product number PR-04041-HPX - Lot numbers RF8072920 and RF8109646; Product number PR-05041 - Lot numbers RF8056742, RF8068423, RF8069651, RF8071677, RF8095208, RF8095832, RF8108465, RF9028902, RF9043449, RF9056132, RF9085152, and RF9086357; Product number PR-05041-HP - Lot numbers RF8072840, RF8083506, RF8084926, and RF8107907; Product number PR-05041-HPX - Lot numbers RF8071099, RF8072981, RF9015967, RF9057607, and RF9097057; Product number PR-05041-LW - Lot numbers RF8057252, RF8072743, RF8083529, RF8108466, RF8110585, RF9031472, RF9044054, RF9060502, and RF9097058; Product number PR-05041-MW - Lot numbers 8057253, RF8060216, RF8095834, RF8108467, RF8110586, RF9016412, RF9031473, RF9044055, RF9069045, RF9071244, RF9085152, RF9086354, RF9100412, and RF9109679; Product number PR-05041-T - Lot numbers RF8068845 and RF8107962; Product number PR-05042 - Lot numbers RF8068846, RF8107963, RF8122680, RF9016413, RF9044057, and RF9073297; Product number PR-05541-HPX - Lot number RF8124014; Product number PR-07041-PTSP - Lot numbers RF8068850, RF8071679, RF8107965, RF8110358, RF9042708, and RF9072922; and Product number RJ-01451-W - Lot numbers RF8068664, RF8096774, RF8123596, and RF9060298.
Recalling Firm/
Arrow International Inc
2400 Bernville Road
Reading PA 19605
For Additional Information Contact Customer Service Department
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Tight fit in sheath. Arrow has received complaints of the PICC catheter fitting too tightly in the "kit supplied" peelable sheath. In some cases, clinicians have been unable to insert the catheter through the peelable sheath during the insertion procedure. If the catheter will not pass through the sheath, the clinician is required to place a guide wire back into the sheath, remove the sheath, a
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Arrow International issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated 3/29/10 to inform their customers of the problem and the need to return the product.
Quantity in Commerce 6719
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Chile.
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 = LJS and Original Applicant = ARROW INTERNATIONAL, INC.