Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Recall of Arrow Select IV Tubing Sets, Accessories, and Certain Embolectomy Catheters

It's been a busy week so far for recalls.

Teleflex Incorporated provided an update on the previously announced Arrow International, Inc. voluntary recall of ALL lots of its Arrow custom intravenous administration products (IV tubing sets and accessories) and certain Arrow arterial embolectomy catheters distributed prior to February 19, 2010.

Testing revealed pin holes in some of the pouches in which the products are packaged, and it has been determined that product sterility cannot be guaranteed. If product sterility has been compromised, there is a potential for infection, which could lead to serious injury or death. Arrow International has notified the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other health authorities of this recall.

Consumers who have:

-- any Arrow product with a part number beginning with W followed by five numeric digits (e.g., W12345);

-- any Arrow product with a part number beginning with MPI followed by five numeric digits (e.g., MPI-12345) which is an IV tubing set or tubing set accessory;

-- either of the following two part numbers IV-850001-AAMC and IV-85020-UW


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