Recall of Device Recall Arrow Nerve Block Component, Product Code: AB18040N

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
    Anesthesia conduction kit - Product Code CAZ
  • Reason
    Arrow is recalling certain lots of the continuous nerve block component, product code: ab-18040-n, due to a labeling inconsistency. the product lidstock incorrectly identifies the needle in the finished good as 17ga rather than the correct 18ga. the product included in the package is the correct 18ga size. no injuries or illnesses have been reported.
  • Action
    An urgent medical device recall notification, dated November 11, 2014, was sent to consignees which identified the product, problem, and action to be taken. Customers with affected stock were asked to immediately discontinue use and quarantine any products with the catalog and lot number. To return product, the Recall Acknowledgement Form should be completed and faxed to 1-855-419-8507 Attn: Customer Service or email it to A customer service representative will be in contact to provide instructions for the return of product. All customers were asked to complete the Recall Acknowledgment Form and fax it to 1-855-419-8507, Attn: Customer Service or email it to


  • Model / Serial
    Product Number: AB-18040-N;  Lot Number:  RF2096425,  RF2010131,  RF1057898,  RF0074365,  RF0035689
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution.
  • Product Description
    Arrow Nerve Block Component, Product Code: AB-18040-N: Permits placement of catheters next to nerves and nerve plexuses for continuous nerve block anesthesia or || analgesia techniques for periods not exceeding 72 hours.
  • Manufacturer


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