Recall of Edwards Lifesciences Vent Catheters

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
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  • 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 is conducting a field action on the vent catheters due to the potential for disruption of the white plastic coating on the stylet.
  • Action
    Edward Lifesciences sent an Urgent Medical Device Safety Notice date October 8, 2014, via Fed-Ex to all affected customers. On 3/4/15, letters were sent to surgeons. As part of the customer instructions in the safely notice, customers were requested to forward copies of the safely alert to any organization where the potentially affected devices have been transferred. No product is being returned. The distribution of the device has not been stopped as a result of this field correction. No additional production lots will be released for distribution until the IFU has been revised. Customers with questions were instructed to call (800) 424-3278. For questions regarding this recall call 801-553-7531.


  • Model / Serial
    Lots: 59134589;59346136;59499481;59609044;59717943;59138591;59192007;59149674;59350916;59514123;59620244;59723313;59138592;59199148;59202405;59370449;59528372;59625386;59723318;59148881;59207364;59222648;59409903;59528392;59634884;59735991;59149673;59211452;59245610;59414824;59541717;59651860;59747795;59149675;59211456;59245648;59453572;59555076;59662625;59758989;59151406;59216325;59266772;59456447;59563964;59680248;59769429;59161706;59218844;59283731;59458072;59568501;59691477;59774986;59163769;59229509;59309184;59463365;59577224;59695811;59791798;59179981;59229512;59319451;59490087;59604744;59706987;59813426;59182987;59232182;59342295;59491855;59604746;59717942;59839270;59192002;59235535;59245625;59328438;59409901;59509316;59615872;59680180;59758991;59245650;59328440;59413359;59518784;59615876;59680270;59759002;59245652;59329235;59414819;59523751;59620242;59684868;59763554;59258285;59346138;59431972;59531242;59620243;59702379;59774995;59271794;59346146;59453598;59536690;59620327;59706982;59780342;59271795;59350911;59456450;59541842;59630423;59706985;59786179;59283729;59350921;59458056;59555081;59634892;59712080;59796688;59287254;59354987;59458061;59563850;59634893;59712081;59796692;59290438;59354988;59463367;59568469;59640081;59723317;59801791;59295439;59365157;59473421;59572996;59640085;59723320;59813418;59295506;59365159;59473422;59577180;59640108;59729757;59824882;59299876;59378069;59484139;59581494;59651780;59729759;59824891;59304307;59383861;59490088;59581564;59651850;59729761;59836965;59304308;59390115;59490089;59583327;59662626;59735981;59839272;59304310;59390121;59491856;59589933;59662638;59735983;59844549;59312984;59391051;59491858;59589951;59675187;59735987;59319447;59404539;59499480;59604747;59680142;59747805;59321329;59409878;59504238;59609041;59680148;59751061;
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia. US Territory: Puerto Rico and Internationally to Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    Edwards Lifesciences Vent Catheters, . Packaged sterile and non-pyrogenic in a sealed, peel-type pouch. Model Numbers: E061, E060, PE062, EM012 || Atrial Vent Catheters are intended for venting the left heart during short-term ( d 6 hrs) cardiopulmonary bypass. Avoid direct ventriculotomy with entry into the left atrium across the mitral valve and into the left ventricle. Left Ventricular Vent Catheters are intended for venting the left ventricle during short-term ( 6 hrs) cardiopulmonary bypass. Entrance is made into the left ventricle. Extracorporeal circuit components with a Duraflo coating are intended for use in cardiopulmonary surgery when a heparin coated blood path is desired. Vent Catheters may be used in pediatric or adult populations based on individual patient anatomy.
  • Manufacturer


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