Centurion recalled 1,000 of its convenience kits containing Multi-Med single lumen catheters, according to an FDA news release on Dec. 9.
The FDA said the action was a Class 1 recall, which means use of the devices could cause serious injuries or death.
Centurion found that excess material could remain at the tip of the catheters, separate from the catheters and enter the patient’s bloodstream. If that happens, patients could develop blood clots, embolism of the excess material to vital organs or death.
The kits were distributed between May 23 and Oct. 18, 2016. Centurion sent an urgent recall notice letter to customers on Oct. 21 and asked them to stop using the affected products.