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  Class 2 Device Recall EPIDURAL ANESTHESIA KIT see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 29, 2010
Date Posted February 17, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 29, 2012
Recall Number Z-1352-2011
Recall Event ID 57287
510(K)Number K770356  
Product Classification Anesthesia conduction kit - Product Code CAZ
Product EPIDURAL ANESTHESIA KIT/Product SKU's (Codes) ASK-03001-KC, ASK-03001-KC1 and HH-03000.
Epidural anesthesia kit
Code Information ASK-03001-KC Lot Numbers: RL8067536 and RL8088127.  ASK-03001-KC1 Lot Numbers: RF0019736 and RL8128948.  HH-03000 Lot Numbers: RF0034516, RF0076550, RF8045507, RF8069628, RF8072014, RF8085134, RF8096832, RF8119796, RF9031152, RF9057640, RF9070896, RF9073140, RF9112779 and RF9126209.
Recalling Firm/
Arrow International Inc
2400 Bernville Road
Reading PA 19605
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Jody Cadd
610-378-0131 Ext. 3318
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Sterility may be compromised.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Arrow International, Inc. sent an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL letter dated October 29, 2010, to all affected customers. The letter identified the products, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to quarantine the product. If they had no affected product in stock, check the appropriate box on the Recall Acknowledgement & Stock Status Form and fax the form to Arrow's Customer Service fax number 800-343-2935. If they had affected stock, immediately quarantine the product and contact Arrow Customer Service at 800-523-8446 for a Return Authorization Number. If customers wished to return product for replacement, they were to consult their sales representative or Arrow Customer Service for information on product availability, substitutability, and lead times. Complete the enclosed Recall Acknowledgement & Stock Status Form and immediately fax the compoleted form to Arrow, Fax number 800-343-2935, Attn: Customer Service. Return any affected product freight collect, along with the original completed Recall Acknowledgement & Stock Status Form to: Arrow International, Inc. 312 Commerce Place Aheboro, NC 27203 Attn: Asheboro Quality Assurance Manager. For any questions regarding this recall call 800-523-8446.
Quantity in Commerce 9,780 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- United States - all 50 States, and the countries of Canada, South America, China, South Africa, Australia, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, India, Indonesia, Bahamas, Taiwan, Thailand, Finland, France, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Bahamas, Costa Rico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatamala and the 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 = CAZ and Original Applicant = ARROW INTL., INC.