Vascular Solutions Recalls More Than 15,000 Catheters

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Vascular Solutions, the Maple Grove-based maker of medical devices for the circulatory system, has announced its second high-risk recall this year.

The company publicly announced Tuesday that it was retrieving from the market all unexpired lots of three models of its Twin-Pass Dual Access catheters, which are very thin tubes that can be used during interventional procedures in the heart and legs to deliver two surgical tools to the same vascular site.

More than 15,800 of the Twin-Pass catheters, model Nos. 5200, 5210 and 5230, were distributed worldwide between October 2014 and September 2016. Those include 5,700 that were sold in the U.S. and remain unexpired. The manufacturing defect that sparked the recall affected about 9 percent of the devices.

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