Recall of Katzen" Infusion Wire

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

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
    Wire, Guide, Catheter - Product Code DQX
  • Reason
    Boston scientific is voluntarily recalling one lot/batch of katzen" infusion wires because we have identified that the label on the carton and the inner pouch indicated an incorrect device length. the labels indicate a device length of 180cm while the actual device length is 145cm.
  • Action
    Boston Scientific sent an "Urgent Medical Device Recall Removal" letter dated August 1, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter described the problem and product being recalled and advised customers to segregate the affected product immediately and return it to Boston Scientific. Boston Scientific requested the completion and return of the Reply Verification Tracking Form. For additional information on this recall call Boston Scientific Quality Systems at (763) 494-1133.


  • Model / Serial
    UPN Code: M001461930. Catalog: 46-193. Batch/Lot Description: 14270326.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    (USA) Nationwide distribution including the states of AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, NV, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, and TX.
  • Product Description
    Katzen" Infusion Wire, 0.035 in x 180 cm, || UPN Product No. M001461930, || RED Catalog No. 46-193, || Made in USA 8600. || Boston Scientific. || NW 41 Street, Miami, FL 33166. || Intended for the infusion of therapeutic agents (i.e., heparin, saline, thrombolytic agents, etc) in the peripheral vasculature. The wire allows for the delivery of agents in either a "pulse -spray" or " slow weep" technique.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Boston Scientific Corporation, 1 Scimed Pl, Maple Grove MN 55311-1565
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We take a patient-first approach to assessing the applicability of every recall and communicate to regulatory bodies in all geographies where the recalled device is sold,” Boston Scientific said in a statement to ICIJ. “We have coordinated several recalls across many countries in a timely manner,” the company said, adding that it complies with all national laws, which can often vary and require different processes for reporting information or taking action on recalls. The company said it uses a rigorous and uniform process to take action on recalls and that “when we initiate a field action (e.g. recall, safety alert), every customer who has received an affected product receives a communication that includes a letter for the physician.”
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