Recall of PORTACATH Plastic Hub Needles

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Smiths Medical ASD, 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 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
    Port & catheter, implanted, subcutaneous, intravascular - Product Code LJT
  • Reason
    The label on the lid stock of the individual needle packages for a portion of lot number 46262 contains the incorrect part number, part number description and product image. the part number should be 21-2287-24 port-a-cath plastic hub bent needle.
  • Action
    The firm, Smiths Medical, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated 9/14/2015 to customers. The letter described the product, problem, and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to Inspect your inventory for and quarantine the affected product, complete and return attached Confirmation form via fax to: 1-651-747-4959 or email to: within 10 days; upon receipt of completed form, customer representative will contact you and arrange for exchange of your unused affected product; send a copy of letter and confirmation form to your customers identified, replacement product will be arranged for your customers; provide email confirmation of your customer notification to Smiths Medical at, and notify downstream customers who may have received the product. If you should have any questions regarding this information, please contact Smiths Medical's Customer Service Department at 1-800-258-5361.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 46262
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) to CA only and countries of: Australia, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, and Switzerland.
  • Product Description
    PORT-A-CATH Plastic Hub Needles, 0.9mm (20G) x 19mm (3/4 in.) 90-degree. REF 21-2287-24 || The Plastic hub PORT-A-CATH (PAC) needles are intended to access the implantable portal system for the purpose of infusion or withdrawal of fluids. These PAC needles can be used with standard luer lock connectors.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Smiths Medical ASD, Inc., 1265 Grey Fox Rd, Saint Paul MN 55112-6929
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source