Recall of Antibacterial Hydro Personal Catheter

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by C.R. Bard, Inc..

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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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 3
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Catheter, urological (antimicrobial) and accessories - Product Code MJC
  • Reason
    Incorrect unit labeling. the case label and shelf box are correct, product code 63512 and catheter size 12 french. the unit label (catheter package) may state product code 63516 and catheter size 16 french.
  • Action
    Bard sent a Customer Notification Letter dated September 29 to customers via FedEx with proof of delivery notice. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. The consignees were instructed to carry out the notification to the user level. Customers with questions were instructed to contact BMD at 1-770-784-6471.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 53620131
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution including CA, FL, IL, MO, NJ, OR, PA, TX & WA.
  • Product Description
    Antibacterial Hydro Personal Catheter, Male 12 Fr, Product Code 63512, sold in boxes of 30 units
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    C.R. Bard, Inc., 8195 Industrial Blvd NE, Covington GA 30014-1497
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source