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UPDATE: OriGen Biomedical Issues Nationwide Recall of RDLC ECMO Catheter

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On August 17, 2018, OriGen Biomedical has initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of OriGen RDLC ECMO catheters. The product has been found to have certain deficiencies listed on the full notice, which could potentially increase recirculation. There is no related recall.

The following products have been recalled**:

Product Name: OriGen Biomedical RDLC ECMO Catheters
Lot Number Model Number
N18549 13F
N18573 13F
N18687-1 13F
R19506 13F
S19746 13F
S19760 13F
S19761 13F
S19772 13F
S19781 13F
S19880 13F
N18404 16F
N18446 16F
N18640 16F
N18640-1 16F
R19208 16F
N18394 19F
N18447 19F
N18447-1 19F
N19447-1A 19F
P18909 19F
P18971 19F
N18431 23F
N18431-1 23F
N18487 28F
N18487-1 28F
N18561 28F
N18561-1 28F
R19169 28F
P18806 32F
  **This listing of lots has been expanded to include lots which have expired and lots which have already been recovered under a prior recall. Please check stocks carefully.

Customers who have products listed below should return these products to OriGen. Recalled Product was manufactured from March 2015 through Sept 2017 and distributed from March 2015 through March 2018.

OriGen Biomedical is notifying its distributors and customers by email and is arranging for return of all recalled products. OriGen Biomedical distributed products to physicians and distributors in the United States and Internationally.

Consumers with questions may contact the company via telephone at 1-800 233 9014 between the hours of 08:00 and 16:30 (CDT). Customers outside the USA may contact OriGen at +1.512.474.7278. Customers may also contact the company via e-mail at We appreciate your immediate attention to this and value your continued understanding.

Please note that no injury or adverse events have been reported in any of the devices included in this recall.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
• Complete and submit the report Online:
• Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1-800- 332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the preaddressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

  ***Updated on September 20, 2018.