Recall of Device Recall Rigid Suction Wand

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
  • 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, cannula and tubing, vascular, cardiopulmonary bypass - Product Code DWF
  • Reason
    Edwards is recalling suction wand models spc2081 and s033 because the plastic tip attached to the metal suction wand may become detached during routine use.
  • Action
    Edwards Lifesciences sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice Product Recall letter dated June 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, description of the issue and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to examine their inventory for the affected product, quarantine and return any remaining in stock and complete the enclosed acknowledgment form with fax instructions to assure that the notification was received. For question call Edwards Customer Service at (800) 424-3278 from 8:00AM-4:30PM Pacific Time.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot numbers: 58749813, 58802303, 58836847, 58877405, 58909346, 59011910, 59035360, 59085935, 59118391, 59241531, 58705682, 58711964, 58722234, 58771175, 58837337, 58855247, 58904182, 58927518, 58936037, 58936014, 58936027, 59009635, 59030253, 59056470, 59103213, 59124020, 59199172, 59218725, 59235997.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) including the states of CT, TX, CA, AZ, MO, and MD and the countries of Europe and Japan.
  • Product Description
    Edwards Lifesciences Rigid Suction Wand, sterile. Model numbers S033 and SPC2081. || Product Usage: These suction catheters are typically used to remove fluid on the external surface of the heart during cardiac surgery and therefore there is little risk of intravascular involvement.
  • Manufacturer


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