Class I Recall of Convenience Kits Containing Multi-Med Single Lumen Catheters by Centurion

PUBLISHED: Dec 9, 2016
Source: Food and Drug Administration

Centurion is recalling the Centurion Convenience Kits containing Multi-Med Single Lumen Catheters. The catheters have a potential for excess material to remain at the tip of the catheter from the manufacturing process. If this occurs, the excess material may separate from the catheter during use and could enter the patient’s bloodstream. This can result in serious adverse health consequences such as the development of blood clots, embolism of the excess material to vital organs, or death.

See the Recall Notice, link below, for a listing of affected lot numbers.

  • Distribution Dates: May 23, 2016 to October 18, 2016
  • Devices Recalled in the U.S.: 1,000 kits

The Multi-Med Catheter is used to sample blood, and administer drugs or fluids. The catheter is inserted into the body through a small puncture made in the skin and into a blood vessel.

On October 21, 2016, Centurion sent an Urgent Recall Notice letter to all affected customers. The letter asked customers to:

Read the MedWatch Safety Alert, including a link to the recall notice, at the link below.

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