Recall of Device Recall MultiLumen Central Venous Catheterization Kit with Blue FlexTip(R), ARROWgard Blue PLUS (R) Cathe

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Arrow International Inc.

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
    Catheter, intravascular, therapeutic, short-term less than 30 days - Product Code FOZ
  • Reason
    Q-syte component contained in kits was recalled by manufacturer due to the potential for embolism if used with a central venous catheter.
  • Action
    The recalling firm issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated 11/24/09 to their customers informing them of the problem the need to return any kits in inventory and notify their customers of the recall. For additional information customers can contact the Customer Service Department at 800-523-8446.


  • Model / Serial
    Product number ASK-45703-UVA2. Lot numbers RF9056115, RF9056743, and RF9060775
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    The products were shipped to distributors in GA, MD, and VA.
  • Product Description
    Multi-Lumen Central Venous Catheterization Kit with Blue Flex-Tip(R), ARROWg+ard Blue PLUS (R) Catheter, Sharps Safety Features and Maximal Barrier Precautions. (contains Q-Syte)
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Arrow International Inc, 2400 Bernville Road, Reading PA 19605
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source