Recall of Device Recall Boston Scientific Synchro 2

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Boston Scientific Corporation.

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
    Wire, guide, catheter - Product Code DQX
  • Reason
    The guidewire has the potential to flake off polytetrafluroethylene (ptfe) particulate, which has the potential to embolize and result in infarction when introduced into a patient's circulatory system.
  • Action
    Boston Scientific Corporation sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated June 7, 2010, by Federal Express to all customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to immediately discontinue use of and segregate the affected product. Complete and return the Reply Verification Tracking Form even if they did not have any affected product. Contact the Customer Service Call Center to obtain a Returned Goods Authorization (RGA) Number at (800) 811-3211, Option #1. E-mail or Fax the completed and signed Reply Verification Tracking Form to email or the Field Action Fax (510) 624-2475. PackageShip and return the affected product along with the original Reply Verification Tracking Form by Federal Express to: Boston Scientific Corporation US Distribution Center Boston Scientific Marina Bay Customer Fulfillment Center 500 Commander Shea Blvd. Quincy, Massachusetts 02171 RGA: ____________ For questions regarding this recall call (510) 624-2563.


  • Model / Serial
    Material # M00326310: lot/use by dates: B17197 7/31/2011  B17911 9/30/2011  B18440 12/31/2011  B18478 12/31/2011  B18534 12/31/2011  B18741 1/31/2012
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including CA, CO, IN, MD, MI, OR, TX, and VA and the countries of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britian, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
  • Product Description
    Boston Scientific brand Synchro2 0.14" Guide Wire, 300 cm, Soft; || Boston Scientific Corporation: Made in 2405 West Orton Circle, West Valley City, UT 84119 || Product is distributed by Boston Scientific Corporation, || Fremont, CA || The Synchro guidewire series is intended for general intravascular use, including neurovascular and peripheral vasculatures. It can be used to selectively introduce and position catheters and other interventional devices within the peripheral and neurovasculature. This device should be used only by physicians trained in percutaneous intravascular techniques and procedures.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Boston Scientific Corporation, 47900 Bayside Pkwy, Fremont CA 94538-6515
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We take a patient-first approach to assessing the applicability of every recall and communicate to regulatory bodies in all geographies where the recalled device is sold,” Boston Scientific said in a statement to ICIJ. “We have coordinated several recalls across many countries in a timely manner,” the company said, adding that it complies with all national laws, which can often vary and require different processes for reporting information or taking action on recalls. The company said it uses a rigorous and uniform process to take action on recalls and that “when we initiate a field action (e.g. recall, safety alert), every customer who has received an affected product receives a communication that includes a letter for the physician.”
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