Recall of Device Recall Arrow Embolectomy Catheters

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
    Catheter, embolectomy - Product Code DXE
  • Reason
    The inflation arm tubing may separate from the stopcock adapter.
  • Action
    Arrow International issued an "Urgent Medical Device Recall" letter dated March 25, 2009 describing proper handling of the affected device. Consignees were also instructed to complete a Recall Acknowledgement and Stock Status Form and fax to Arrow International at 1-800-343-2935. Further questions should be directed to Arrow International, Customer Service Department at 1-800-523-8446.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: CF8024537, CF8035837, CF8036331, CF8036759, CF8047807, CF8059710, CF8060585, CF8062240, CF8072762, CF8074445, CF7084561, CF8096988, CF8097442, CF8097705, CF8100439, CF8109029, CF8109961, CF8110887, CF8111320, CF8111840 and CF8112312.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA and Panama.
  • Product Description
    Arrow Embolectomy Catheters: 5 French, 2 Lumen x 40cm, Product Number: W01800, Single use, Latex Free, Rx only, Arrow International, 2400 Bernville Road, Reading, PA 19605. || The arterial embolectomy catheter is intended for use in removing arterial emboli.
  • Manufacturer


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