Recall of Device Recall Abbott Vascular COPILOT Kit Bleedback Control Valve

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Abbott Vascular.

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 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Cardiovascular Control Valve - Product Code DTL
  • Reason
    Five lots of guide catheters and accessory products were processed through ethylene oxide (eto) sterilization with additional plastic material covering the pallet, which is not consistent with validated packaging configuration for eto sterilization.
  • Action
    Abbott Vascular sent an Urgent Device Recall letter, dated January 7, 2011, noting the products being recalled and the reasons for recall. The firm also provided the following reconciliation instructions to its territory manager: -Help customer identify aflected product. - CaIl Abbott Vascular Customer Service (800) 221-9902 to receive RGA number. Record RGA number below. - Fax this completed form to (951) 914-3826. - Return a copy of this completed form with the returned product


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Number: 0121191
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide distribution, and Ireland.
  • Product Description
    Abbott Vascular COPILOT Kit, COPILOT Bleedback Control Valve || Part Number : 1003330. For use in cardiac diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Vascular, 26531 Ynez Rd, Temecula CA 92591-4630
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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