Recall of Bard Ventralex" ST Medium Circle with Strap Hernia Patch

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Davol, Inc., Sub. 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 2
  • 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
    Mesh, surgical, polymeric - Product Code FTL
  • Reason
    Mislabeled: bard¿ ventralex" st medium circle was packaged in a pre-printed carton identified for a bard¿ ventralex" st large circle.
  • Action
    Davol Inc. issued an Urgent; Medical Device Recall letter on 10/4/11 for the mislabeled Bard Ventralex ST Medium Circle. The letter identified the affected product and explained the reason for recall. Customers are to immediately examine their inventory and quarantine any affected product. In addition, if any product was further distributed then those customers should be notified of the recall as well. Accounts are to contact Davol Customer Service at 1-800-556-6275 for instructions on how to return product to Davol. The attached recall effectiveness check form should be completed and returned. Questions should be directed towards Davol Customer Service Department at 1-800-556-6275 or C. R. Bard's Medical Services & Support Department at 1-800-562-0027.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot number: HUVD1253.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    Bard¿ Ventralex" ST Medium Circle with Strap Hernia Patch Diameter 6.4cm /2.5", Catalog Number: 5950008. || Intended for use in the reconstruction of soft tissue, where weakness exists, in procedures involving soft tissue repair, including repair hernias and deficiencies caused by trocars.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Davol, Inc., Sub. C. R. Bard, Inc., 100 Crossings Blvd, Warwick RI 02886-2850
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source