Recall of Device Recall Sengstaken Tube and SengstakenBlakemore Tube

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

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.

Learn more about the data here
  • 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
    Tubes, gastrointestinal (and accessories) - Product Code KNT
  • Reason
    Sterility of the product cannot be guaranteed.
  • Action
    Letters were issued on 3/4/2014 to consignees asking them to immediately discontinue use and quarantine any products with the recalled catalog numbers. Distributors were also asked to conduct a sub-recall. The recall letters included a Recall Acknowledgment Form which was to be faxed back to Teleflex.


  • Model / Serial
    Lots 10251, 10201, 10301, 10401, 10481, 10381, 11041, 11321, 12151, 12231, 1226, 11201, 12311, 123821, 12474, 13151, 13191, 13211, 13261, 13381
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, AK, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, and WI, and the countries of Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bermuda, Bahamas, Boliva, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Germany Guatemala, Denmark, Estonia, Egypt, Finland, France, Great Britain, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Greece, Guyana, Curacao, Hungary, Israel, India, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Madagascar, Macedonia, Martinique, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Peru, French Polynesia, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Suriname, San Salvador, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Wallis & Futuna Islands, Zambia.
  • Product Description
    Sengstaken Tube and Sengstaken-Blakemore Tube. Teleflex product codes 204800, 204802, and 204803, a gastrointestinal tube and accessories, consisting of flexible or semi-rigid tubing used for instilling fluids into, withdrawing fluids from, splinting, or suppressing bleeding of the alimentary tract.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Teleflex Medical, 4024 Stirrup Creek Dr, Durham NC 27703-9000
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source