Teleflex Arrow IV Tubing Sets, Accessories, and Embolectomy Catheters: Recall
Audience: Hospital risk managers
[UPDATE 04/08/2010] Recall classified as Class I.
[Posted 03/16/2010] Teleflex Incorporated notified healthcare professionals of the recall of all lots of Arrow Select IV Tubing Sets, accessories, and certain lots of arterial embolectomy catheters because it has been determined that product sterility cannot be guaranteed. Testing revealed pin holes in some of the pouches in which the products are packaged, and if product sterility has been compromised, there is a potential for infection, which could lead to serious injury or death.
Consumers who have products with the part numbers noted in the firm's press release should stop using and return the items to Arrow International. Customers can find the entire affected product list at www.teleflexmedical.com.