Recall of Device Recall Bard TruGuide Coxail Biopsy Needle with Depth Stop and additional Blunt Tip Stylet

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Bard Peripheral Vascular 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
    Biopsy Needle - Product Code FCG
  • Reason
    Manufacturing change that has introduced variability in the length of the inner stylet. when the inner stylet length is inserted into the cannula component, the exposed stylet length may be up to 8mm longer than expected.
  • Action
    Recall letters were sent to all consignees (Radiology Department Manager with a copy to the Hospital Administrator) via Federal Express overnight delivery with signature receipt required on May 1, 2006. Each letter included a Recall and Effectiveness Check Form for each consignee to fill out and fax to Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc (BPV).


  • Model / Serial
    Lot # REP JO196
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    The product was distributed to the following five states: 1) California, 2) Florida 3) New Jersey, 3) Missouri, 4) Texas, 5) Washington. The product was also distributed to Canada and Latin America. Note: units distributed to Latin America remained in Bard''s distribution system and have been returned.
  • Product Description
    Bard TruGuide Coxail Biopsy Needle with Depth Stop and additional Blunt Tip Stylet, Catalog Number C1816B, Device Listing Number E148687. || The Bard TruGuide Coaxial Biopsy Needle is a three-part device consisting of an outer cannula with an attached female luer lock hub, and inner stylet with an attached male luer lock hub, and a flexible slip rink depth stop.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc, 1625 W 3rd St, Tempe AZ 85281-2438
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source