Recall of Device Recall Vaxcel PICC with PASV Catheter Kit

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Navilyst Medical, Inc., an AngioDyamics Company.

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 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,intravascular,therapeutic,long-term greater than 30 days - Product Code LJS
  • Reason
    Picc catheters that contain valve(s) manufactured prior to july 15, 2014 lack a manufacturing specification change that reduces the incidence of hemolysis during blood sampling through the picc catheter.
  • Action
    Navilyst Medical distributed Urgent Voluntary Medical Device Recall notification letters on March 14, 2016, and Reply Tracking forms to their customers via courier service. Customers were asked to immediately remove any affected (recalled) product from their inventory (whether in labs, central supply, shipping and receiving or any other location). Segregate this product in a secure location for return to Navilyst Medical. Immediately forward a copy of the recall notice to all sites to which you have distributed affected product. If affected product is located in your institution, please call Navilyst Medical Customer Service at 1-800-772-6446 Monday to Friday, 8 am - 7 pm, EST to obtain a replacement or credit for your returned product. Promptly complete, sign and return the enclosed Reply Verification Tracking Form (even if you do not have any product to return) by fax to 1-800-782-1357. For questions regarding this recall call 518-792-4112.


  • Model / Serial
    Batch/Lots: 1) 4732402, 4745359, 4824107, 4827333, 4835750, 4860987 & 48698433, 2) 4772713, 4786763, 4790018, 4817452 & 3) 4725793, 4745367, 4748673, 4756297, 4765394, 4773295, 4784468, 4788536 & 4845665 with Use By 2016-04-30.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution US (Nationwide) Internationally to AU, GR, SE, SA, IN, CA, GB, BR, BE, NL, ES, KR, HK, AE, IT and ES.
  • Product Description
    Vaxcel PICC with PASV Catheter Kit under the following labels: 1) 3F, UPN H965454350, Rx ONLY, 2) 4F, UPN M001454550, Rx ONLY & 3) 5F, UPN M001454700, Rx ONLY. || The Vaxcel PICC with PASV is indicated for use in establishing peripheral access to the central venous system for administration of fluids including, but not limited to, hydration agents, antibiotics, chemotherapy, analgesics, nutritional therapy, and blood products. It is also indicated for blood specimen withdrawal. This product is intended for central venous access in adults, children and infants who require intravenous (IV) therapy.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Navilyst Medical, Inc., an AngioDyamics Company, 10 Glens Falls Tech Park, Glens Falls NY 12801-3864
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source