Following 11 reports of injury, including one death, Stryker Neurovascular is recalling its Trevo XP ProVue Retriever. According to the recall, this device is intended to be used in treating an acute ischemic stroke. An acute ischemic stroke is caused when the blood flow through a blood vessel (i.e., an artery, vein, or capillary) in the brain becomes wholly or partially blocked by a blood clot or other bodily substance. According to the recall notice, the Trevo XP ProVue Retriever is intended to be used to restore blood flow or remove the clot within the brain.
According to the recall, part of the device can break apart or separate during use. If it does, then parts of the device could be left inside the patient’s blood vessel. This could cause serious injuries, including additional blockage of the vessel, disability, and death. Accordingly, the FDA has classified this recall as a Class 1 recall, the most serious type of recall.
Stryker reports that on September 21, 2020, it sent a notice to all affected customers advising them to, among other things, return any non-used products. According to the recall notice, the number of recalled devices in the United States is 1,258 and they were distributed between September 18, 2019 to July 7, 2020. For more information regarding this recall, click here.
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