Recall of Device Recall Bard ArcticGel Pads

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by 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 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
    System, thermal regulating - Product Code DWJ
  • Reason
    Complaints were received of restricted/inaccurate flow rate.
  • Action
    Bard Medical sent an Urgent Medical Product Recall letter dated March 4, 2016 to affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to not use any of the affected products and to return any unused product Bard Medical Division via the provided Customer Recall and Effectiveness Form. BMD will be providing a replacement for the returned product. If the product was further distributed, the consignee was instructed to identify their customers and notify them of the product recall.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots with Catalog numbers: 31700 (Universal Pad), 3170004 (Universal Pad 4 pk), 31703 (XSmall pad kit), 3170302 (XSmall pad kit 2 pk), 31705 (Small pad kit), 3170502 (Small pad kit 2 pk), 31707 (Medium pad kit), 3170702 (Medium pad kit 2 pk), 31709 (Large pad kit) and 3170902 (Large pad kit 2 pk), that are within their current expiration dates.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - Domestic: US Nationwide; Foreign: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Oman Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, , South Korea, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vietnam.
  • Product Description
    BARD ArcticGel Pads || Product Usage: || The Arctic Sun Temperature Management System is intended for monitoring and controlling patient temperature. ArcticGel Pads are only for use with an Arctic Sun Temperature Management System Control Module.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    C.R. Bard, Inc., 8195 Industrial Blvd NE, Covington GA 30014-1497
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source