Recall of BD Visitec Irrigating Cystotome

According to L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), this recall involved a device in France that was produced by BECTON DICKINSON.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Notes / Alerts
    French data is current through early September 2018. All of the data comes from L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and France.
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  • Action
    The company Becton Dickinson removed from the market March 22, 2007, lot 6181868 of the medical device called BD Visitec Irrigating Cystotome, reference 581618 due to a labeling error at the box, noted during a complaint. The company has directly notified the recipients of the incriminated lots with the message attached (22/03/2007) (21 KB) validated by the Afssaps. This information is addressed to the directors of health establishments and the local correspondents of materiovigilance for diffusion, if necessary, to the services concerned. The relevant European Competent Authorities have been informed of this measure by the manufacturer.


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