Recall of Device Recall Arrow 4FR Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICCs) Kits

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States 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 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
    Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter - Product Code LJS
  • Reason
    Tight fit in sheath. arrow has received complaints of the picc catheter fitting too tightly in the "kit supplied" peelable sheath. in some cases, clinicians have been unable to insert the catheter through the peelable sheath during the insertion procedure. if the catheter will not pass through the sheath, the clinician is required to place a guide wire back into the sheath, remove the sheath, a.
  • Action
    Arrow International issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated 3/29/10 to inform their customers of the problem and the need to return the product.


  • Model / Serial
    Product number ASK-01451-BMH - Lot numbers RF8060214 and RF8096394; Product number ASK-05041-CHC - Lot numbers RF8109279 and RF9056727; Product number ASK-05041-CHC1 - Lot numbers RF9069677 and RF9098408; Product number ASK-05041-CHM - Lot numbers RF8057827 and RF8068899; Product number ASK-05041-HMC - Lot numbers RF8068662, RF8083994, RF8108545, RF9043625, RF9056403, RF9085278, and RF9098580; Product number ASK-05041-QV - Lot number RF9097395; Product number ASK-07041-BMH - Lot numbers RF9031839, RF9098784, and RL8108648; Product number CN-05041-LW - Lot numbers RF8069608, RF9056127, RF9070920, and RL9019402; Product number MSO-01451-UCL - Lot numbers RF9057410, RF9084460, RL8118758, and RL9029477; Product number MTO-01451-RH - Lot number RL9019228; Product number PL-05041 - Lot numbers RF8071766 and RF9109677; Product number PR-04041-HPX - Lot numbers RF8072920 and RF8109646; Product number PR-05041 - Lot numbers RF8056742, RF8068423, RF8069651, RF8071677, RF8095208, RF8095832, RF8108465, RF9028902, RF9043449, RF9056132, RF9085152, and RF9086357; Product number PR-05041-HP - Lot numbers RF8072840, RF8083506, RF8084926, and RF8107907; Product number PR-05041-HPX - Lot numbers RF8071099, RF8072981, RF9015967, RF9057607, and RF9097057; Product number PR-05041-LW - Lot numbers RF8057252, RF8072743, RF8083529, RF8108466, RF8110585, RF9031472, RF9044054, RF9060502, and RF9097058; Product number PR-05041-MW - Lot numbers 8057253, RF8060216, RF8095834, RF8108467, RF8110586, RF9016412, RF9031473, RF9044055, RF9069045, RF9071244, RF9085152, RF9086354, RF9100412, and RF9109679; Product number PR-05041-T - Lot numbers RF8068845 and RF8107962; Product number PR-05042 - Lot numbers RF8068846, RF8107963, RF8122680, RF9016413, RF9044057, and RF9073297; Product number PR-05541-HPX - Lot number RF8124014; Product number PR-07041-PTSP - Lot numbers RF8068850, RF8071679, RF8107965, RF8110358, RF9042708, and RF9072922; and Product number RJ-01451-W - Lot numbers RF8068664, RF8096774, RF8123596, and RF9060298.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Chile.
  • Product Description
    Arrow 4FR Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICCs) Kits. Product numbers: ASK-01451-BMH; ASK-05041-CHC; ASK-05041-CHC1; ASK-05041-CHM; ASK-05041-HMC; ASK-05041-QV; ASK-07041-BMH; CN-05041-LW; MSO-01451-UCL; MTO-01451-RH; PL-05041; PR-04041-HPX; PR-05041; PR-05041-HP; PR- 05041-HPX; PR-05041-LW; PR-05041-MW; PR-05041-T; PR-05042; PR-05541-HPX; PR-07041-PTSP; and RJ-01451-W.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Arrow International Inc, 2400 Bernville Road, Reading PA 19605
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source