Recall of Composix Kugel Large Wall Repair Implants

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 BARD France.

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    The company Bard France has withdrawn from the market on 05 April 2006 the references and lots specified in the recall message of the medical device called "Bard Composix Kugel Large Wall Repair Implants" following several cases of rupture of the ring. The company has directly notified the recipients of the incriminated lots with the message attached (05/04/2006) (48 KB) validated by the Afssaps. This information is addressed to the directors of health facilities and to the local correspondents for material vigilance for dissemination, where appropriate to the services concerned. The competent European authorities concerned shall be informed of this measure by the manufacturer.


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