Recall of Device Recall CIVCO Latex Free NeoGuard Transducer Cover

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Civco Medical Instruments 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
    Diagnostic Ultrasonic Transducer - Product Code ITX
  • Reason
    Non-sterile transducer covers were incorrectly labeled as sterile and contained incorrect temperature storage information.
  • Action
    The recalling firm notified their customers via phone and e-mail letter entitled Urgent - Medical Device Correction, dated 1/21/11, explaining the reason for recall. The letter stated that the firm will replace the affected product and requested that customers dispose of the product from the affected lots. A response form was enclosed to report final disposition of the product and should be returned to the firm. If there are any questions, customers can call their customer service representative at 800-445-6741 between 8 am and 5 pm CST.


  • Model / Serial
    Lots M615880, M598520, M591150, and M581180.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution -- WA, CA, and MO.
  • Product Description
    CIVCO Latex Free NeoGuard Transducer Cover, Ref 676-117, Sterile (2.6 x 30cm) cover, packaged 24/box. The firm name on the label is CIVCO, Kalona, IA.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Civco Medical Instruments Inc, 102 1st St S, Kalona IA 52247-9589
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source