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Type of Product Medical Device
TGA Recall Reference RC-2012-RN-00959-1
Product Name/Description VenoCath Drum Cartridge Catheter (intravascular catheter)

List Number: 100G8920610H1

ARTG Number: 161905
Recall Action Level Hospital
Recall Action Classification Class I
Recall Action Commencement Date 25/09/2012
Responsible Entity Hospira Pty Limited
Reason/Issue Hospira has received reports from customers of Drum Cartridge Catheter reports of the drum catheter dismantling/uncoiling before or during use/insertion. There have been complaints related to difficulty in inserting the catheter, leaks and separations, breakage of the catheter inside patient during insertion
Recall Action Recall
Recall Action Instructions Hospira is asking customers to immediately quarantine and return the affected stock for credit. Hospira is not going to continue to supply this product and is suggesting customer identify alternative products.
Contact Information 1300 046 774 (Option 1) - Hospira Customer Service