Recall of Device Recall Lotus Valve System

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 1
  • 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
    Aortic valve, prosthesis, percutaneously delivered - Product Code NPT
  • Reason
    Lotus valve became unlocked during release from the delivery system. this may lead to percutaneous insertion of another valve, resulting in a valve in valve (viv) implantation. if this occurs, the first valve could embolize and it may be necessary to convert the patient to surgery.
  • Action
    Boston Scientific notified consignees on November 19, 2014, of the problem via letter through overnight delivery directing consignees to segregate and return affected product to Boston Scientific utilizing the Field Safety Corrective Action (FSCA) Instructions provided. The FSCA details that consignees should: Immediately discontinue use of and segregate product; Complete and return the Account Reply Verification Tracking form and Package/Ship the affected product.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial numbers: 14076030, 14076031, 14079012, 14079013, 14149023, 14149031, 14149038, 14149040, 14150028, 14150029, 14153080, 14153081, 14153082, 14154040, 14157024, 14157025, 14157026, 14157027, 14157029, 14157030, 14157031, 14157032, 14157033, 14165041, 14165042, 14165043, 14165044, 14175039, 14175040, 14175041, 14175042, 14175043, 14175044, 14175045, 14175047, 14178019, 14178020, 14198066, 14198067, 14198068, 14198069. Expiry Datres Nov. 15, 2014 to Jan. 24, 2015.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed only in the countries of Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
  • Product Description
    Lotus TAVR 27mm, || Transcatheter Aortic Valve Prosthesis Premounted on Delivery System; || Sterile || Material number H749LTV270, Catalog Number LTV27; || Product Usage: The Lotus Valve System is intended to improve aortic valve function for symptomatic subjects with severe calcific aortic stenosis (aortic valve area [AVA] of <1.0 cm2 or AVA index of <0.6 em /m2) who are at extreme or high risk for standard surgical valve replacement.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Boston Scientific Corporation, 160 Knowles Dr, Los Gatos CA 95032-1828
  • 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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