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OriGen Biomedical Issues Nationwide Recall of OriGen VV13F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 15, 2015 – Austin, TX – On March 30, 2015, OriGen Biomedical initiated a nationwide recall for one lot of 51 VV13F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters. These VV13F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters have been found to have the potential for a separation of the clear extension tube from the hub that it is inserted in, which potentially could result in required intervention to prevent permanent impairment/damage.

Customers who have this lot of VV13F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters should return any product that they currently have to OriGen Biomedical.

OriGen VV13F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters manufactured on September 22, 2014 and distributed from February 16 to March 26, 2015 have been recalled:

OriGen Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters
Lot N18549, 238 Units
Manufactured 09/2014
Expiration 09/2018

The OriGen VV13F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters is indicated for use as a single cannula for both venous drainage and re-infusion of blood in the internal jugular vein during extracorporeal life support procedures of six hours or less in Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care ECMO centers.

OriGen Biomedical voluntarily recalled OriGen VV13F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters Lot N18549 after becoming aware of a reported adverse event. Origen Biomedical has notified the FDA of this action.

OriGen Biomedical is aware of one product failure and has received a complaint associated with the problem. This serious adverse event resulted in patient death.

The recalled product was distributed to ECMO sites in the following states:

New York

If you have any questions regarding this recall, you can contact the company at: 

OriGen Biomedical
Attn: Bernie R Silvers
7000 Burleson Rd, Bldg. D
Austin, TX 78744

CST Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00
+1 512 474 7278 

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.


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