Recall of Device Recall THINFLEX VENOUS CANNULA TF292902A

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 lifesciences initiated a field action for the thin-flex venous cannula (model tf292902a) because the connector size is incorrectly described in the edwards product guide as 3/8 inch. the actual and correct connector size is 1/2 inch.
  • Action
    Edwards Lifesciences sent an Urgent Medical Device Safety Notice dated November 17, 2015, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Customer Instructions 1. Review this field safety notice to understand the potential hazard. 2. Meet and review with appropriate clinical staff at your hospital. 3. Complete and return the acknowledgement form attached to this letter via fax to (800) 422-9329 within 5 business days of receiving this notice. 4. Distribute this notice within your organization or to any organization where the potentially affected devices have been transferred. 5. Product return is not required. Actual product is acceptable for use and is not being recalled as part of this field action. Your assistance is appreciated and necessary to ensure that this notice is reviewed and understood. We appreciate your attention, and apologize for the inconvenience caused by this matter. If you have questions that have not been answered by this letter, please call Edwards Customer Service Monday through Friday at (800) 424-3278 from 8:00AM - 4:00PM Pacific Time.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot No:  59384061 59677936 59985533 59430941 59723695 59999044 59456603 59746454 60010418 59498228 59779239 60106398 59545464 59846864 60113045 59580433 59883622 60121142 59608030 59931290 60172116 59649580 59963196 60181079
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) Distribution and to the countries of : United Arab Emirates , Belgium, Czech Republic, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Kuwait, Netherlands, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand and South Africa.
  • Product Description
    Thin-Flex Venous Cannula, Model Number:TF292902A
  • Manufacturer


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