Class I Recall of Teleflex NEONATAL ConchaSmart Breathing Circuit

PUBLISHED: Jul 17, 2019
Relevant to: Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals

Teleflex is recalling the Neonatal ConchaSmart Breathing Circuit with Dual Heated Limb and ConchaSmart Column due to complaints of cracks being observed, prior to use, on swivel wye adaptors, a part of the device. Cracks in the adapter may cause breathing distress because the gas may leak and not reach the patient. Breathing distress from insufficient oxygenation could result in serious adverse health consequences including death.

Teleflex received two complaints about cracks in the adaptor. Thirty-percent of adaptors are expected to exhibit cracks. No injuries or deaths have been reported.

Recalled Product:

  • NEONATAL ConchaSmart Breathing Circuit with Dual Heated Limb and ConchaSmart Column
  • Product Codes: 870-07KIT, 870-09KIT
  • Lot Numbers: 74L1802044, 74L1802045
  • Manufacturing Dates: November 2018
  • Distribution Dates: December 2018 to January 2019
  • Devices Recalled in the U.S.: 300
  • Date Initiated by Firm: May 10, 2019

On May 10 2019, Teleflex sent customers an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter. The letter instructed customers to:

  • Immediately discontinue use and quarantine any affected products in inventory.
  • Complete the enclosed Acknowledgement Form indicating whether you do or do not have stock of affected product. Fax the form to 1-855-419-8507 or email to

Customers who have questions or need additional assistance regarding this recall should contact Teleflex's customer service by phone at 1-866-396-2111.

Health care professionals and consumers may report adverse reactions or quality problems they experience using these devices to MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

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