Recall of Boston Scientific Easy Core Biopsy Device

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Boston Scientific Corp.

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
    kit, needle, biopsy - Product Code FCG
  • Reason
    These devices may experience difficulty cocking and arming, resulting in an inability to use the devices.
  • Action
    U.S. consignees were notified via letter dated 10/17/08, which informs them of the problem, instructs them to remove from use and quarantine the recalled lots and requests completion and submission of the Reply Verification Tracking form via fax at 508-683-5578. For questions about this recall, contact your local Boston Scientific representative.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 0011524376.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution including USA and countries of Algeria, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Japan and United Arab Emirates.
  • Product Description
    Boston Scientific Easy Core Biopsy Device, 15 ga. x 15 cm, sterile, latex free. Boston Scientific, Spencer, IN; UPN 500-106, REF M0065001060 and M0065001061. || For use to endoscopically or percutaneously retrieve tissue samples of soft organs, tumors or masses for histological analysis. Soft tissue sampling includes, but is not limited to, organs such as breast, liver, kidney or prostate.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Boston Scientific Corp, 780 Brookside Dr, Spencer IN 47460-1080
  • Source