Recall of Bard Vacora Biopsy Vacuum Assisted Biopsy Probe

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 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
    Biopsy Instrument - Product Code KNW
  • Reason
    Some of the vacora biopsy vacuum assisted biopsy probe thumb wheels from these lots may fracture when fired using the prime/pierce option.
  • Action
    Product Recall Notification Letter sent dated September 11, 2008 Attention: Risk Managers "All VB10118 and VB10140 catalog numbers with expiry dates prior to September 2008 are now beyond their expiration date. In accordance with accepted medical practice, they should have been discarded and not used. Do not use or further distribute any affected products. Once the product affected by the recall has been removed from your inventory; fill out the recall & effectiveness check form, call Silvia Carrillo at 1-800-321-4254 ext 2727 to issue your with either a Return Authorization Number or Consignment Recall Number. fax the form to BVP at 1-800-440-5376


  • Model / Serial
    Lots 431PI148 (VB10118) 43IPI013(VB10140) and 43IPI014 (VB10140) with expiry date September 2008
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution --- including states of AL, AR, CA, FL, KY, MA, NY, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WA.
  • Product Description
    Bard Vacora Biopsy Vacuum Assisted Biopsy Probe; Catalog numbers VB10118 and VB10140.
  • Manufacturer


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