Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Catheters with Beacon Tip Technology

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por William A Cook Australia Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

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  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class I
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
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  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Cook medical has identified an increase in reports of polymer degradation of the catheter tip, resulting in tip fracture and/or separation. the preliminary investigation has identified that environmental conditions, such as storage temperature, humidity, and the use of vaporised hydrogen peroxide (vhp) for whole-room decontamination within healthcare facilities, may be contributing to the occurrence. it is recognised that there may be other undetermined contributors to this issue and continue to investigate. potential adverse events that may occur as a result of catheter polymer degradation include loss of device function, separation of a device segment leading to medical intervention, or complications resulting from a separated segment. such complications include device fragments in the vascular system, genitourinary system, or other soft tissues. fragments within the vascular system could result in embolisation to the heart or lungs, or occluding blood flow to end organs.
  • Acción
    Cook Medical is advising users to quarantine and return any unused product.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Catheters with Beacon Tip TechnologyMultiple products/catalogue numbers affectedAll lots affectedARTG Numbers: 137861, 154909, 153374, 153375,154911, 137861, 214869, 137911, 212573,133996, 208185, 207779
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