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Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters recalled over reports of splitting or separation

Posted on August 4, 2015 4:39 pm under Defective medical products

Cook Medical has recalled 2,239 lots of Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters after receiving reports that the catheter’s tip may split, posing risk of medical injury, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported on Monday, August 3.

To date, the company received 26 reports associated with the issue, 14 of which resulted in tip split or separation. Three versions of the Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters are affected by the recall: Slip-Cath Beacon Tip Catheters (Catalog Prefix SCBR5.0), Torcon NB Advantage Beacon Tip Catheters (Catalog Prefix HNBR5.0), and Royal Flush Plus Beacon Tip High-Flow Catheters (Catalog Prefix HNR4.0). The defective medical products were sold between June 2013 and June 2015.

The company has already advised the affected customers to return the defective product for possible credit.

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