Recall of Device Recall HEPFLUSH

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Fresenius Kabi USA, 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
    Heparin, vascular access flush - Product Code NZW
  • Reason
    The lot failed ph specification.
  • Action
    Fresenius sent an URGENT DRUG RECALL Letter dated December 19, 2014, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. 1. Examine their stock immediately to determine if they have any product from the affected lot. If the consignee is a distributor, immediately notify your customers that have been shipped or may have been shipped this product/lot of this recall and direct them to discontinue distributing or dispensing the affected lot. Please have them prepare to return the product to Fresenius Kabi as instructed in the Urgent Product Recall Response Form. Your customers may retrieve the recall letter and response form at /products/pharmaceutical-products/product-updates.html. 2. If you have the affected lot available, immediately discontinue distributing or dispensing the lot, and return all units to Fresenius Kabi ,via FedEx Ground, using the enclosed return goods label and packing slip. A FedEx Ground label can be obtained by checking the box and noting your mailing address on the enclosed Urgent Product Recall Response Form. It will be mailed to the consignee upon receiving the request. A credit memo will be issued covering the quantity of the return to Fresenius Kabi. 3. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ENCLOSED "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL RESPONSE FORM" AND SEND IT BACK TO US IMMEDIATELY VIA EMAIL OR FAX AT 1-708-649-8630. Use the following contact phone numbers as appropriate. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST: QA Department: (866) 716-2459 for information on how to return product; Vigilance & Medical Affairs: 1(800) 551-7176 for clinical/technical information/Adverse Events (ADE's) reporting.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 6005501, Exp. Date 1/2016
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    HEPFLUSH-10 (HEPARIN LOCK FLUSH SOLUTION, USP) 100 USP units per 10 mL (10 USP units per mL), Single Dose Vial, Rx only -- Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC -- NDC 63323-017-10, Product Code 1710
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC, 3 Corporate Dr, Lake Zurich IL 60047-8930
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source