Updated on 4 June 2015
Baxter International is recalling its Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch
Singapore: Baxter International is recalling four product codes of its Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch after recieving customer complaints of difficulty in distinguishing the smooth from rough surface of the Vascu-Guard patch as described in the labeled instructions for use. This is due to a deviation in the surface texture of the vascular patch in a new packaging configuration, the company informed.
Incorrect orientation of the patch with the rough side toward the bloodstream may increase the risk of vessel thrombosis and/or embolism, the company informed.
Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch is intended for use in peripheral vascular reconstruction including carotid, renal, iliac, femoral, profunda, and tibial blood vessels and arteriovenous access revisions.