Recall of Device Recall Corkscrew Catheter

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

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 Status
  • Event Country
  • 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 diameter of the fogarty catheter balloon, measures 6mm instead of 10mm.
  • Action
    Recall notification letters were sent to affected customers on 7/6/2017. The recall notice included a response form and instructed consignee to return any unused devices..


  • Model / Serial
    Lots 60439817 and 60439818
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide GB, NL, DE, IT, FR, BE, ES, NO, CZ, BG, SE, AT, CH, PL, RU, FI
  • Product Description
    Fogarty Adherent Clot Catheter Model Numbers 1408010 and 140806 || Product Usage: || The Fogarty adherent clot catheters are designed to effectively remove clot material in the peripheral vasculature. The catheters are indicated for the removal of emboli and thrombi from native arteries or synthetic grafts. The device are designed to facilitate clots too resistant to be removed by an elastomeric balloon. The device features a spiral-shaped, latex-covered stainless steel cable that assumes a corkscrew shape when retracted, greatly expanding the surface areas to entrap fibrous material. The device is 80 cm in length and is available in 4F-6F diameters.
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