Recall of Device Recall MultiLumen Pressure Inejctable Central Venous Cathetization kit with Blue Flex Tip Catheter

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 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, Therapeutic, Short-Term Less Than 30 Days - Product Code FOZ
  • Reason
    Incorrectly assembled 18 ga x 2 1/2 introducer needle.
  • Action
    The recalling firm issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated 7/23/2010 along with a a recall acknowledgement and stock status form.


  • Model / Serial
    Product # ASK-42703-PSBM, Lot # RF9126852
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    The product was shipped to medical centers and hospitals nationwide and to Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
  • Product Description
    Multi-Lumen Pressure Injectable Central Venous Catheterization kit with Blue FlexTip Catheter, ARROW g+ard Blue PLUS Catheter and Sharps Safety Features
  • Manufacturer


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