Cook Medical recalls catheters subject to tip fracture, separation


Cook Medical (Bloomington, IN) has initiated a voluntary recall of 360 specific lots of single-lumen central venous catheters and pressure monitoring sets and trays because of possible catheter tip fracture or separation.

During an internal inspection at Cook Medical, notes an FDA press release published yesterday, a catheter exhibited the potential for tip fracture and/or separation. Further investigation revealed that the technique used by the product assembler while tipping the catheter likely contributed to this nonconformance.
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