Recall of Device Recall Arrow International, Inc. 7FR 3Lumen Arrowgard Blue Plus(R) Pressure Injectable Central Venous Cat

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 intravascular therapeutic short - term less than 30 days - Product Code FOZ
  • Reason
    Arrow is recalling the product due to the possibility of voids in the catheter hub which could lead to an interlumen crossover.
  • Action
    Arrow International sent a Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification letter dated June 11, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to take the following action: 1. If you have affected stock, immediately discontinue use and quarantine any products with the catalog and lot numbers listed. 2. To return product complete the enclosed Recall Acknowledgement Form and fax to 1-800-343-2935, Attn: Customer Service. This will allow us to document the amount of the product you have on hand for return. A customer service representative will contact you with a Return Goods Authorization ( RGA) Number and will provide instructions for the return of product to Arrow International. 3. If you have no affected stock, please complete t he enclosed Recall Acknowledgment Form and fax it to 1-800-343-2935, Attn: Customer Service. This will allow us to document your receipt of this letter. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact your local sales representative or Customer Service at 1-800-343-2935.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot number RF2033361
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    USA (nationwide) AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MI, MO, NV, NH, NC, OH, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WI.
  • Product Description
    Arrow International, Inc. 7FR 3-Lumen Arrowg+ard Blue Plus(R) Pressure Injectable Central Venous Catheter - Catalog number CDC-42703-XP1A || The multiple-lumen pressure injectable catheter permits venous access to central circulation and injection of contrast media. The ARROWg+ard(R) antimicrobial surface is intended to provide protection against catheter-related infections.
  • Manufacturer


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