Recall of Device Recall AFX Endovascular AAA System

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

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
    System, endovascular graft, aortic aneurysm treatment - Product Code MIH
  • Reason
    Endologix updated the instructions for use (ifu) and implemented modifications to the afx endovascular aaa system (afx system).
  • Action
    A Dear Physician letter dated 6/2/15 was sent to customers to inform them of the 2014 Clinical Update on the Endologix Endovascular Systems for AAA Repair. The letter provided update on the clinical programs and commercial experience (i.e., post-market surveillance). On January 2016, a Dear Physician letter was sent to customers to inform them of the 2015 Clinical Update covering the Endologix Endovascular Systems for AAA Repair. The letter provided update reports for the cumulative clinical data and commercial experience (i.e., post-market surveillance) of the Powerlink System and the AFX Endovascular AAA system and contains important information and recommendations regarding the continued safe and effective use of the devices. On 12/27/2016 a Dear Physician letter provides important information related to the AFX Endovascular AAA System (AFX System). The letter informs the customers that a series of updates to the Instructions for Use (IFU) and modifications to the product were implemented, including introduction of a graft material processing improvement known as Duraply. Customers with any questions are instructed to contact their Endologix representative.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US, and worldwide: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    AFX Endovascular AAA System, Endoleak Type IIIB || Common Name: AFX Bifurcated and Accessory Stent Grafts || Classification Name: System, Endovascular Graft, Aortic Aneurysm Treatment
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Endologix, 35 Hammond, Irvine CA 92618-1607
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source