Recall of BARD MAXCORE Disposable Core Biopsy Instrument

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Bard Peripheral Vascular 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 2
  • Event Number
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  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
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  • 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
    Instrument, biopsy - Product Code KNW
  • Reason
    The firm is recalling bard max-core disposable core biopsy instrument due to the risk of having self-activation-related issues.
  • Action
    Bard sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification letter dated April 9, 2015 to their customers. The firm's letter provided customers with the following instructions: -Do not use or further distribute any affected product. -Check all inventory locations within the institution for Bard¿ Max-Core Disposable Core Biopsy Instruments for the recalled product code/lot number combination. -If further distributed any of the product code/lot numbers listed, please immediately contact that location, advise them of the recall and have them return the affected product to BVD address listed. -Remove any identified product from the shelves. -If used the affected product, complete, and return the attached Recall and Effectiveness Check Form indicating no product will be returned. Report any new and/or previously unreported adverse events associated with this recall to the US Food and Drug Administration's ("FDA") MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088; by fax at 1-800- FDA-0178; by mail to MedWatch. Food and Drug Administration. 5600 Fishers Lane. Rockville. MD 20857- 9787: or on line at Once the product affected by this recall has been removed from inventory: -Fill out the Recall and Effectiveness Check Form. Be sure to state the quantities and lot numbers of each recalled product that are in stock. -Call the firm's Recall Coordinator Regan Gealy at 1-770-784-6471 or email at The Recall Coordinator will issue either a Return Authorization (RCL) Number or Consignment Recall Number (CRC) to facilitate the expedient return of the product. -Fax the Recall and Effectiveness Check Form back to at 1-770-784-6469. -BPV will provide replacement product for the returned product. A mailing label is going to be enclosed to return the affected product. Mark the outside package as "RECALLED PRODUCT" and include the RCL or CRC number. All products should be returned to the follo


  • Model / Serial
    Product Code: MC1820 Gauge x Lengh: 18g x 20cm Lot Numbers: REYA2017, REYC2853
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV and the countries of: France, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Norway, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Australia, and Japan.
  • Product Description
    BARD MAX-CORE Disposable Core Biopsy Instrument || Gauge x Length || 18g x 20cm || The BARD MAX-CORE Disposable Core Biopsy Instrument is a single patient use core biopsy device. It is available in several needle gauge sizes and lengths. The side and rear actuator buttons are color-coded according to the various gauge sizes e.g., yellow=20 gauge, pink=18 gauge, purple=16 gauge, and green=14 gauge.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc, 1625 W 3rd St Ste 109, Tempe AZ 85281-2438
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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