Recall of Device Recall AVANTI Catheter Sheath Introducer System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Cordis Corporation.

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
    Dilator, vessel, for percutaneous catheterization - Product Code DRE
  • Reason
    Incorrect cannula of the sheath introducer (smaller than intended).
  • Action
    The firm, Cordis, sent an 'Urgent MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION (Field Safety Notice) dated 12/31/2015 to its customers. The notice described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to do the following: 1) Read the Description of the problem section carefully to fully understand the issue involved. 2) Check your inventory to determine if you have any remaining affected product in your possession. Check all storage and usage locations. The purpose is to identify the product, not to remove the product. 3) Keep a copy of this notice with any affected product. 4) Review, complete, sign and return the enclosed Acknowledgement Form directly to Cordis by fax to (908) 429-8287 Alternate fax (904) 928-5077. number or scan and email to 5) Share this letter with anyone who needs to be informed in your facility and in any facility where potentially affected devices may have been transferred. 6) Maintain awareness of this notice until all affected product has been consumed. If vessel dilator to sheath incompatibility is experienced, you can report the incident through the standard complaint process (1-800-327-7714 Option 3). For any health care professional with medical concerns, please contact Cordis to speak to a clinician at 1-800-327-7714 Option 3, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST. For questions related to the Correction that are not adequately addressed in this letter, please contact the Cordis Field Action Coordinator at (786) 313-2365. For questions related to the Acknowledgement Form and its return, please contact Cordis QA at (786) 313-8730."


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog No. 504656X (GTIN: 20705032010389) Lot No. 17305580, Expiration date: 2018-07-31.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution including states of:AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ,NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV, and Hawaii.
  • Product Description
    CORDIS AVANTI + CATHETER SHEATH INTRODUCER SYSTEM || The product includes a Catheter Sheath Introducer (CSI) and a vessel dilator. A Catheter Sheath Introducer facilitates percutaneous entry of an intravascular device. A vessel dilator facilitates the percutaneous entry of the CSI by forming an atraumatic transition from the skin through the subcutaneous tissue to the vessel.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Cordis Corporation, 14201 Nw 60th Ave, Miami Lakes FL 33014-2802
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source