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FDA Makes Vascular Solutions' Catheter Valve Recall Class I

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 11:26am
Mass Device

The recall of hemostasis valves made by Vascular Solutions is deemed Class I, the most serious category, by the FDA.

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The FDA slapped its most serious designation on the recall of hemostasis valves made by Vascular Solutions (NSDQ:VASC).

The Minneapolis-based company last month recalled its Guardian II and Guardian II NC valves "due to a risk that air may be introduced into the device which may lead to an air embolism," according to the federal watchdog agency.

The Class I designation is for devices that could cause serious injury or death. The Vascular Solutions valves are used during catheterization procedures to prevent blood loss, according to the FDA.

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