Recall of Device Recall Edwards Lifesciences SwanGanz Thermodilution VIP Catheters

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 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, diagnostic - Product Code DQO
  • Reason
    The device is being recalled because the firm received multiple complaints related to passage of a j-tip guidewire when inserted through the distal lumen hub of the catheter.
  • Action
    Edwards Lifesciences sent a "PRODUCT RECALL" letter dated May 8, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. A Confirmation Form was attached for customers to complete and return via fax to 1-800-422-9329. Contact Customer Service at 1-800-424-3278 for questions regarding this notice.


  • Model / Serial
    59194300, 59203362, 59216087, 59233785, 59243242
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Canada, Japan, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Asia Pacific, (Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and Taiwan, Thailand), Latin America, (Chile, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, and Honduras).
  • Product Description
    Edwards Lifesciences Swan-Ganz Thermodilution VIP Catheters Model 141F7. || For use in patients who require hemodynamic monitoring.
  • Manufacturer