Recall of Device Recall Arrow WH02220 Epidural Catheterization Kit with FlexTip Plus(R) Catheter

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
    Sterility may be compromised.
  • Action
    The firm, Arrow International, issued an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated November 11, 2010 to their consignees/customers. The letter described the product, problem and action to be taken by the customers. The customers were instructed to check their inventory for the affected products, cease use and distribution, quarantine all affected product immediately, return any affected product freight collect along with the completed form via mail to: Arrow International, Inc., 312 Commerce Place, Asheboro, NC 27203, Attn: Asheboro Quality Assurance Manager, and complete and return the FIELD SAFETY CORRECTIVE ACTION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND STOCK STATUS FORM via fax to: 800-343-2935. If you require additional information or clarification regarding this matter, please contact your sales representative, or Arrow's Customer Service Department at 866-396-2111.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot # RF0063961
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution: USA states including IL and LA.
  • Product Description
    Arrow WH-02220 - Epidural Catheterization Kit with FlexTip Plus(R) Catheter || Intended use: Permits acccess to epidural space, Epidural Anesthesia Kit
  • Manufacturer


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