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    FDA Recalls AngioSculpt "EX" PTCA Scoring Balloon Catheter

    September 11, 2010

    The FDA has issued a class I recall for AngioSculpt EX Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) scoring balloon catheters. These catheters may become separated during use, and fragments of the catheter may become lodged in coronary arteries. This may result in serious injuries, including death.

    This recall includes all Part/REF Numbers 2034-XXYY with lot numbers less than F09060003. This product was distributed from January 30, 2009 through December 4, 2009.

    Customers should inspect their inventory for this recalled product and separate it from their inventory. See the recall notice for additional recall instructions.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    1) Complete and submit the report osnline: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm

    2) Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.