Recall of Swann Ganz Continuous Flow Catheters (CCO)

According to L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), this recall involved a device in France that was produced by Edwards Lifesciences.

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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  • Notes / Alerts
    French data is current through early September 2018. All of the data comes from L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), 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 France.
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  • Action
    On February 17, 2009, Edwards Lifesciences removed from the market batches of the medical device called "Swann Ganz Continuous Flow Catheters (CCO)", reference 139HF75P, lots 58618629 and 58614615 and reference 744HF75, lots 58612694, 58612695, 58615354, 58615358, 58615361 and 58618060, as a result of an electronic problem at the connector of the thermal filament of the catheter. This defect causes impossible measurements of cardiac output and the display of an error message on the alertness monitor. The company Edwards Lifesciences has directly notified the recipients of the incriminated lots with the message attached (19/02/2009) (30 KB) validated by Afssaps. This information is addressed to the directors and correspondents of materiovigilance for diffusion if necessary to the services concerned. The relevant European Competent Authorities are informed of this measure by the manufacturer.