Recall of A.V. Fistula sets for Haemodialysis - Safety AVF Needle fixed wing

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Terumo Australia Pty Ltd.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class II
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Kawasumi laboratories inc. in japan has received 4 reports worldwide where the needle cannula of the a.V fistula set for haemodialysis had separated from the needle hub and remained in the patient’s vein when attempting to remove the needle following the completion of the dialysis treatment. although the possibility of occurrence for such an event is extremely low, there is potential that blood leakage could occur should the needle cannula separate from the hub and remain in the patient’s vein.There have been no reports of patient injury as a result of this issue.
  • Action
    Terumo advises users to stop using the A.V Fistula set for Haemodialysis from the affected population. Customers are advised to quarantine and destroy all product in the affected population. This action has been closed-out on 31/08/2016.


  • Model / Serial
    A.V. Fistula sets for Haemodialysis - Safety AVF Needle fixed wingCatalogue Numbers: AVFE1525CLFG and AVFE1525CPLFGLot Numbers: 140714I8, 141014I5, 141110I1, 150128I7, 150511I1, 140912I6, 141110I2ARTG Number: 121471
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