Recall of Device Recall Engage TR Introducer, 6 F ACT (2.25 mm), 25 cm length, .035"

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular Division.

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 1
  • 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
    Introducer, Catheter - Product Code DYB
  • Reason
    Potential for a partial or complete separation of the shaft (sheath) from the hub or a material break in the hub assembly just distal to the hemostasis seal. if either of these were to occur during use, it is likely that fluids would leak around the introducer hub and strain relief.
  • Action
    Consignees were sent "Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice" dated June 24, 2010 from St. Jude Medical . The letter was addressed to Cath Lab Manger/ Risk Manager. The letter described the problem and the product involved. Advised consignees to discontinue use of the product and remove from inventory. Sales Representatives were also sent a St. Jude Medical Memorandum "Field Action Notice" dated June 24, 2010 and a reconciliation form. The memorandum described the problem and product. Advised Sales Rep to visit the affected accounts and to performed the assigned tasks. A St. Jude Medical sales representative will be contacting for removal and replacement of the affected product. For additional information, please contact St. Jude Medical at 651-491-4470.


  • Model / Serial
    Batch in US and OUS: 3107645
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution including USA, Italy, Denmark, France, Switzerland, England, Finland, Austria, Spain and Estonia.
  • Product Description
    St. Jude Medical, Engage TR Introducer, 6 F - ACT (2.25 mm), 25 cm length, .035" Max Guidewire O.D., Rx, Sterile EO, REF C408513, 100017549.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular Division, 14901 Deveau Pl, Minnetonka MN 55345
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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