Use: The NanoCross 0.014” OTW PTA Dilatation Catheter is intended to dilate stenoses in the iliac, femoral, iliofemoral, popliteal, infra-popliteal, and renal arteries. It is also used for the treatment of obstructive lesions of native or synthetic arteriovenous dialysis fistulae. The NanoCross Dilatation Catheter is not an implant. It is removed and discarded after the procedure is completed.
ev3 4600 Nathan Ln N Plymouth, Minnesota 55442-2890
Reason for Recall: There is potential for cracking or breaking during use. Cracking or breaking of the catheter shaft can result in the inability to inflate or deflate the balloon, and can result in separation of catheter components and potential embolization catheter fragments. Catheter failure may lead to unplanned intravascular or open surgery, significant vasospasm, prolonged tissue ischemia, injury, infarct, bleeding and/or death.
Public Contact: Questions should be directed to ev3 at 763-398-7000.
FDA District: Minneapolis
In a letter dated November 10, 2010, ev3 notified healthcare facilities of the NanoCross .014” OTW PTA Dilatation Catheters voluntary recall. In this letter, it was requested that all affected products are located and removed from use. Detailed steps were also provided about the return and disposition of these affected products to ev3.
Class I recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
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