Recall of Device Recall Pericardial Sump

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by California Medical Laboratories 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
    suction pump - Product Code DTS
  • Reason
    Fragment of material: the product may have a loose, stainless steel stringer flash located at the distal tip of the product.
  • Action
    CalMed emailed letters to consignees on 1/24/2008 notifying customers of the recall. The letter advises that that the following Medical Devices are subject to an immediate Voluntary Recall for Correction: Pericardial Sump (Catalog #SU-20601), Pericardial Sump (Catalog #SU-20602), and Malleable Pericardial Sump (Catalog #SU-20802). It is asked that further distribution or use of any remaining product should cease immediately. Where appropriate, the firm asks that consignees notify their own customers who received the product of the same. The Product is being recalled due to a potentially loose, stainless steel stringer flash located at the distal tip of the Product. Customers are asked to contact the firm's Quality Assurance Manager immediately for purposes of issuing a Returned Goods Authorization and coordinating the return of the Subject Medical Devices such that they may be inspected and nonconforming product removed. A response is requested via e-mail.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog Number SU-20601, Lot Number S03482
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA, Turkey, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Philippines, South Africa, Japan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, India, Ireland, China, Hungary, Poland, Taiwan, Belgium, Pakistan, Lithuania, Greece, Canada, Syria, Israel, Austria, Denmark, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, and Sultanate of Oman.
  • Product Description
    CalMed Pericardial Sump, with 1/8"/0.3175 cm Connector Single Use Only. Do Not Reuse. REF SU-20601; CalMed Laboratories, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    California Medical Laboratories Inc, 1570 Sunland Ln, Costa Mesa CA 92626-1515
  • Source