Recall of Device Recall Taut Operative Cholangiogram Catheter, 4.5FR (1.5mm) x 76cm

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.

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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, cholangiography - Product Code GBZ
  • Reason
    Several complaints were received for the metal support tube missing from the cholangiogram catheter.
  • Action
    Teleflex sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification dated May 16, 2014, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Customers were Instructed: 1. Immediately discontinue distribution and quarantine any products with the catalog numbers and lot numbers listed above. 2. Using the provided customer letter and Recall Acknowledgement Form templates, communicate this recall to any of your customers who have received product included within the scope of the recall. 3. Have the customers return any affected product to you, together with a completed Recall Acknowledgement Form, for consolidation and return to Teleflex Medical. In the event that an alternative approach is needed, contact Teleflex Medical Customer Service for more information at 1-866-246-6990. 4. To return product, complete the enclosed Recall Acknowledgement Form and fax it to 1- 866-804-9881, Attn: Customer Service. This will allow us to document the amount of product you have on hand for return. A customer service representative will contact you with a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) Number and will provide instructions for the return of product to Teleflex Medical. 5. If you and your customers have no affected stock, please complete the enclosed Recall Acknowledgment Form and fax it to 1-866-804-9881, Attn: Customer Service. This will allow us to document your receipt of this letter Teleflex Medical is committed to providing high quality, safe and effective products. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this action may cause your operations. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact your local sales representative or Customer Service at 1-866-246-6990.


  • Model / Serial
    Product Code 18400, Lot No. 01A1400037
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including the states of AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, IL, LA, ME, MI, MO, NY, OH, OR, TN, TX, VT and WI., and the country of Belgium.
  • Product Description
    Taut Operative Cholangiogram Catheter, 4.5FR (1.5mm) x 76cm || To facilitate the introduction of contrast media into the biliary ducts to obtain a cholangiogram during laparoscopic or open cholecystectomy.
  • Manufacturer


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