A Class I recall is the most serious type of recall, typically announcing the risk of a life threatening illness due to a defect in a product. Cardiologists and Risk Managers recently received notice that components in the Arstasis One Access System may fracture and/or separate which could result in an emergent life threatening situation.
The Arstasis One Access System is used to support a diagnostic test during upper leg catheterization procedures. The device supports the diagnostic test by providing access to the vascular system so the cardiologist can identify abnormalities in the vascular system. The Arstasis One Access System also offers a means to help halt bleeding from the upper leg artery that is being tested. Cardiologists and Risk Managers will be reporting any emergent situations, health issues or side effects that relate to the malfunction of the component sin the Arstasis One Access System to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.
The Arstasis One Access Systems involved in this recall include: Models: AAD100, AAD101; Part Numbers: FG-02279, FG-03010; Lot Numbers: 09I10268, 1OC26337, 09J06281, 10C12334. These products were distributed for five months beginning May 14, 2010.