Recall of Device Recall FemFlex II Pediatric Femoral Arterial Cannula

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
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  • Event Date Posted
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  • Event Country
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  • 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, cannula and tubing, vascular, cardiopulmonary bypass - Product Code DWF
  • Reason
    Edwards lifesciences is recalling fem-flex ii pediatric femoral arterial cannula sizes 8, 10, 12 french because of the potential of tissue damage caused by a protruding wire located at the tip of the cannula.
  • Action
    The firm, Edwards, sent an "URGENT - PRODUCT RECALL - ACTION REQUIRED" letter dated March 23, 2015 via FED EX on March 27, 2015 to their customers. The letter described the product, problem, and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to review entire inventory for the lots listed; complete and return attached acknowledgment form via fax to Edwards Customer Service at 800.422.9329. within three days of receipt of this Field Safety Notice; contact Customer Service at 800.422.3278 to obtain an RGA number and replacement product; return affected product to Edwards Lifesciences, Attn: Cirilo Chaparro, 12050 Lone Peak Drive, Draper, UT 84020, Attention: RECALL, RGA#XXX; and transfer this notice to other organizations if the affected devices have been transferred to any another facilities. If you have any questions that have not been answered by this letter, please call Edwards Customer Services at 800.424.3278 from the hours of 6:00AM - 4:30PM PST; Edwards Customer Service at (800) 268-3993 from 8:00AM  4:30PM Eastern Time or contact your Edwards sales representative concerning the recall.


  • Model / Serial
    Model/Lot Numbers: FEMII008A/59751073, 59775775, 59775776, 59775777 & 59852930; FEMII008AT/59807985, 59867050, & 59873263;  FEMII008V/59873250 & 59873251; FEMII010A/59740468, 59773806, 59792415, 59792416 & 59852934;  FEMII010AT/ 59747819, 59807986,59852935, 59890916 & 59896910; FEMII010V/59751074, 59849119 & 59890924; FEMII012A/ 59801792,59867064, 59884766 & 59884778  FEMII012AT/59852940 & 59867051; and  FEMII012V/59723307, 59796683, 59849124 & 59873252
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution.
  • Product Description
    Edwards Lifesciences Fem-Flex II Femoral Arterial Cannula 8, 10, 12 French,Sterile EO, Rx Only, Manufacturer Edwards Lifesciences LLC, Irvine, CA.-Model Numbers: FEMII008A, FEMII008AT, FEMII008V, FEMII010A, FEMII010AT, FEMII010V, FEMII012A, FEMII012AT, and FEMII012V. || Edwards Femoral Access Cannulae are intended to provide a means of draining the blood flow (venous), or perfusing blood into the body (arterial) of a patient during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Edwards Lifesciences, LLC, 12050 Lone Peak Pkwy, Draper UT 84020-9414
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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