Cook Medical issues global recall of Roadrunner UniGlide hydrophilic wire guides due to raw materials issue


The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that Dutch company DSM Biomedical BV—Cook Medical’s supplier of hydrophilic coating for the Roadrunner Uniglide hydrophilic wire guide, has recalled certain lots of material due to concerns about a potential contamination by glass particles ranging in size of approximately 4–280µm.

Cook Medical received one lot of the affected recalled coating, prompting the company to initiate a recall of 8,750 units of the Roadrunner UniGlide wire guides on 24 June, 2016. Cook Medical says that is taking this action as a precautionary measure, because it cannot exclude the possibility that glass particles passed through during processing and could be present in the coating of the recalled wire guide units.

Potential adverse events that may occur as a result of this contamination could include vessel damage, bleeding and embolic particulate in the circulatory system. Cook Medical has not received any reports of adverse events of these types to date.

The Roadrunner UniGlide hydrophilic wire guide is intended for use in the delivery of percutaneous catheters into the peripheral vasculature.

Cook Medical has notified its customers and distributors by recall notification letters. The letters requested that all customers and distributors quarantine and discontinue use of all recalled units and return the affected products to Cook as soon as possible for credit. As well as the FDA, other regulatory agencies around the world have been notified of this action.