Feb 12 St Jude Medical Inc is recalling
the delivery system for a device used to close openings between
the two upper chambers of the heart, because of the potential
for a wire to fracture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
said Tuesday on its website.
The maker of medical devices advised customers in a letter
on Jan. 17 to stop using the product, called the Amplatzer
TorqVue FX Delivery System, and remove it from their inventory,
the FDA said. The products were manufactured between Aug. 24 and
Sept. 24 and distributed Oct. 1 through Jan. 9.