Medical device shortage: Fluoroplastic Vent Tube

The Fluoroplastic Vent Tube is currently reported as a medical device shortage under sections 62.21 to 62.26 of the Medical Devices Regulations. For a full list of shortages, refer to the List of shortages and discontinuations.

Posted on 2024-04-03Footnote 1

Type of report

Actual medical device shortage

Name of medical device (including any component, accessory, consumable material or part that is in shortage, including the model name) if applicable

Fluoroplastic Vent Tube

Other names (for example trade name), if applicable


Package description (for example, packaging formats, sizes, quantities)

1 Each

Class of medical device (I, II, III or IV), if known

Class III

Device identifier(s) (for example, serial number, catalogue number, part number, model number or unique device identifier)
  • 1010000 (Resolved – end date of shortage: 2024-02-26)
  • 1010030 (Resolved – end date of shortage: 2024-02-26)
  • 1010031 (Resolved – end date of shortage: 2024-02-26)
  • 1010170 (Resolved – end date of shortage: 2024-03-01)
  • 1010171 (Resolved – end date of shortage: 2024-03-01)
  • 1013302 (Resolved – end date of shortage: 2024-01-17)
  • 1013303 (Resolved – end date of shortage: 2024-01-17)
  • 1016101 (Resolved – end date of shortage: 2024-01-17)
  • 1019301 (Resolved – end date of shortage: 2023-10-17)
  • 1040001 (Resolved – end date of shortage: 2023-06-08)
  • 1040014 (Resolved – end date of shortage: 2024-01-17)
  • 1056160 (Resolved – end date of shortage: 2024-01-17)
  • 14421
Medical device licence number (for Class II, III and IV), if applicable


Authorization identification number (for devices authorized for importation or sale under an interim order made under section 30.1 of the Food and Drugs Act), if applicable


Single use product


Importers that have reported the shortage (Names of importers listed who have reported the shortage separately from the manufacturer or who are reporting on behalf of the manufacturer in a delegated capacity), if applicable


Manufacturer's name

Medtronic Xomed Inc.

Manufacturer's mailing address

6743 Southpoint Drive North

Reason for shortage

Disruption of the manufacturing of a medical device

Footnote 1

This date reflects when a shortage report is first posted online. This page includes specific information related to the device that is in shortage. Updates to the status and end date of a shortage can be found on the List of shortages webpage.

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