Recall of Device Recall Bardex Lubricath 3Way 75cc Continuous Irrigation Foley Catheter

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
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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, coude - Product Code EZC
  • Reason
    Foley catheter with incorrect retainer cap print.
  • Action
    On December 13, 2017 a letter was sent to all their customers informing them of the following: Bard Medical Division (BMD), C.R Bard, Inc., would like to inform you of a potential labeling issue involving the BARD product code and lot numbers listed below. Manufacturing of these affected products began May 2017.Due to a manufacturing issue, there is a potential for catheters with the two lot numbers listed above to have the incorrect information printed on the purple retainer cap. The incorrect print specifies that the balloon should be inflated with 10mL of water. However, the correct volume to use to inflate the catheter balloon is 75cc . If the user underinflates the balloon with only 10mL of water, the expected effect of helping stop the bleeding as an adjunct to conventional hemostasis post-TURP may not happen as quickly as desired, likely leading to a marginal severity of harm. Additionally, the catheter may become dislodged from the patient. Instructions to Customer: "Examine your inventory and identify any product subject to this communication. During use, adhereto the correct inflation volume as stated in the packaging. "Product return is not required. If a unit does not meet your needs or you have any questions,please contact our customer service at 1-800-526-4455. "If you have further distributed or transferred this product, please identify the respective organizationsand notify them at once of this product communication. Your notification to these organizations maybe enhanced by including a copy of this medical device communication letter. We appreciate your cooperation and assistance in dealing with this matter and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that may result from this action. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your Bard representative.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog # 01267522 Lot #'s: NGBR0383 and NGBR2129
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    FL, NY, MN and TX Canada, Japan and Taiwan
  • Product Description
    Bardex Lubricath 3-Way 75cc Continuous Irrigation Foley Catheter (Creevy), 22Fr. Rx (01267522)
  • Manufacturer


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