What’s the Problem?
This FDA Recall began on March 24, 2021, and affects:
- Affinity Pixie Oxygenator and Cardiotomy/Venous Reservoir with Balance Biosurface — Model BBP241 — Lot 13340434
- Perfusion Tubing Packs built with the affected Affinity Pixie CVR — Models BB10H89R4, HY10J00R6, HY11B40R1 — Lots 220265395, 220768819, 220911913
“Medtronic is recalling the specified device due to potentially elevated levels of harmful bacteria called endotoxins,” FDA said. “The use of a device with high endotoxin level may result in fever, infection, acute systemic toxic reaction, or death.”
The Medtronic Affinity Pixie Oxygenator and Cardiotomy/Venous Reservoir with Balance Biosurface are used on newborns, infants and small pediatric patients who require a cardiopulmonary bypass procedure. The oxygenator works by adding oxygen to the blood and removing carbon dioxide. The venous reservoir improves blood circulation during the cardiopulmonary bypass.
Medtronic has issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall notification to all affected customers instructing them to quarantine all unused affected products and return them to the company. The recalled oxygenators were distributed from April 29, 2020 to November 20, 2020.
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