Ev3 recalls peripheral artery dilation catheter

December 23, 2010 by MassDevice staff

Covidien plc subsidiary Ev3 Inc. issues a recall for its NanoCross .014" OTW PTA peripheral artery dilatation catheter; Food & Drug Administration classifies recall as serious.

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Ev3 Inc. initiated a recall for certain lots of its NanoCross .014" OTW PTA dilatation catheter.

The Plymouth, Minn.-based Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) subsidiary is taking the peripheral artery surgical instruments off the shelves because of a potential for the catheter's shaft to crack or break during procedures using balloons to dilate blood vessels.

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