Recall of Arrow 4Fr Single Lumen Pressure Injectable Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Arrow International Inc.

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 Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, 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 New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: InterMed Medical Ltd, 71 Apollo Drive, Albany, AUCKLAND 1311
  • Reason
    There is a labelling inaccuracy in the instructions for use (ifu) and injection card. the ifu and the injection card contained within the product states that picc testing included 10 pressure injection cycles. this is not correct, it should state that catheter testing included 5 pressure injection cycles., if it were to be used for more than five (5) pressure injections, it cannot be ruled out that there is a potential risk that the catheter could rupture during injections 6-10. catheter rupture can cause catheter or air embolism, bleeding or ineffective treatment and may require the need for radiologic or surgical intervention. no customer complaints have been received for this issue.
  • Action
    Instructions for use to be updated