Engage TR Introducer, 6 Fr. - ACT (2.25 mm), 12 cm length, .038" Max Guide wire, Batches: 3107789, 3107790
St. Jude Medical sent customers an "Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice" letter dated June 24, 2010. The letter was addressed to Cath Lab Manager/ Risk Manager and described the problem and the product involved.
Sales Representatives were also sent a St. Jude Medical Memorandum "Field Action Notice" dated June 24, 2010 and a reconciliation form. The memorandum described the problem, product, and advised Sales Representatives to visit the affected accounts and perform the assigned tasks.
Reason for Recall: The Company identified that some devices in the affected batches have the potential for separation of the shaft (sheath) from the hub or for a break in the hub assembly. If either of these were to occur during use, a potentially life threatening episode of bleeding could occur.
Use: The Engage™ Introducer is used to implant catheters and electrodes into blood vessels during surgery and helps to prevent blood loss.
Recalling Firm: St. Jude Medical, Inc. Cardiovascular Division
The company is advising customers to discontinue use of the product.
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