Recall of Device Recall Aspira Peritoneal Drainage system

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Bard Access Systems.

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
    Catheter, peritoneal, long-term indwelling - Product Code FJS
  • Reason
    Labeling for drainage kit contained incomplete information.
  • Action
    The firm, BARD, sent a letter entitled "Labeling Discrepancy on Aspira Drainage Accessory Kits" dated June 12, 2011 to its customers. The letter provides the customers with the information missing from the labeling and/or IFU stating that the product can be safely used for peritoneal and pleural applications. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact BARD at 1-800-290-1689. If there are any clinical questions please contact Medical Services and Support at 1-866-893-2691.


  • Model / Serial
    REUB0097, REUC0050, REUC0344, REUD0610, REUF0562, REUF0720, REUG1336, REUG1398, REUH1217, REUI0188, REUI0189, REUI1235, REUJ0357, REUJ0828, REUJ 0949, REUJ1275, REUK0657, REUK1351, REUL0589, REVA0241, REVA0884, REVB0093, REVB0619, REVC0073, REVC0419.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide distribution.
  • Product Description
    Bard Aspira Dressing Kit, Product Code 4991503. || The Aspira Peritoneal Drainage system is indicated for intermittent drainage of recurrent and symptomatic malignant ascites. The catheter is intended for long-term access of the peritoneal cavity in order to relieve symptoms such as dyspnea or other symptoms associated with malignant ascites.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Bard Access Systems, 605 North 5600 West, Salt Lake City UT 84116-3738
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source