Medical device shortage: Thora-Para 5 Fr Non-Valved Catheter Drainage Kit

The Thora-Para 5 Fr Non-Valved Catheter Drainage Kit 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 2023-08-09 Footnote 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

Thora-Para 5 Fr Non-Valved Catheter Drainage Kit

Other names (for example trade name), if applicable


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

10 per case

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


Device identifier(s) (for example, serial number, catalogue number, part number, model number, or unique device identifier)


Medical device licence number (for Class II, III and IV), if known


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

Beckton Dickinson Canada

Manufacturer’s name


Manufacturer’s mailing address mailing address

75 North Fairway Drive
Vernon Hills, IL

Reason for shortage

Other: The subject devices were to be discontinued as a business decision, however, this decision has since been reversed, and the subject devices will be reintroduced into Canada in October 2023.

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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