Recall of LocatorWand Cover

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

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 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
    Locator-Wand Cover - Product Code MMP
  • Reason
    Smiths medical became aware that product returned to them under recall # z-0800-06/ z-0807-06 was inadvertently distributed to consignees after the recall was initiated 03/29/2006. the product was originally recalled because locator wand covers, which are supplied on the outside of port-a-cath and p.A.S. port sterile trays, may have an insufficient seal and product sterility could be compromised.
  • Action
    An Urgent Product Safety & Recall Notification, dated 09/27/06, was sent to customers via facsimile and phone calls were made. The letter describes the issue and customers are given 3 options to include: use only the sterile tray and discard the wand cover, remove and discard Locator-Wand Cover pouches and request replacement Locator-Wand Covers, or return the entire device for a credit or replacement.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot number M42880
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    CA, FL, MA, MD, OH, OK, TX
  • Product Description
    Locator-Wand Cover that is sold in a shelf carton (unit packaging) separate to the sterile tray containing and identified as PORT-A-CATH II Fluoro-Free, Low Profile Venous Access System, PolyFlow Polyurethane Catheter, 1.9mm O.D. tray. REF 21-4683-24. Contents: Portal with ULTRA-LOCK Connector, Radiopaque PolyFlow polyurethane Catheter with CATH-FINDER Sensor Wire, Locator-Wand cover, Nonvented Luer Cap, 20G PORT-A-CATH needle, 18G Blunt needle, 20G GRIPPER PLUS non-Coring Safety needle, 18G Extra Thin Wall Introducer Needle, 6 Fr introducer, 2 ''J'' Guidewires, Syringes, Vein Pick, Tunneling Tool, 20G 90-degree PORT-A-CATH needle, 3 Point-Lok Sharps Safety Devices, Product Information. EtO Sterilized. Single Use. Deltec, Inc., St. Paul, MN 55112 U.S.A.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Smiths Medical MD, Inc., 1265 Grey Fox Rd, Saint Paul MN 55112-6929
  • Source