Recall of CollectEVAC

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Civco Medical Instruments 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
    Evacuator, gastro-urology - Product Code KQT
  • Reason
    A pinhole leak identified in the packaging of the recalled product potentially could compromise the sterility of the product.
  • Action
    Civco Medical Instrucments contacted customers by phone and sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated August 1, 2014, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were requested to return all the affected product. Customers were instructed to contact Customer Service at 319-248-6520 with any concerns or questions.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot numbers: M431760, M431710, M426580, M430200, M423010
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including AZ, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, LA, NC, NJ, NY, SD, TN, VA, WI, and Internationally to Brazil.
  • Product Description
    CollectEVAC, Sterile device with tubing and adaptor for use with ACMI and STORZ/Wolf resectoscopes. Part number 610-954. Rx only. Sterile EO. || The product is intended to be used to perform irrigation, tissue collection, and/or straining functions during transurethral prostate or bladder surgery.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Civco Medical Instruments Inc, 102 1st St S, Kalona IA 52247-9589
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source