Recall of Device Recall MONARCH II

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Alcon Laboratories, 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
    Cartridge - Product Code KYB
  • Reason
    Delivery cartridge for implanting intraocular lenses is mislabeled and may result in complicated insertion and damage to the lens.
  • Action
    The recalling firm notified healthcare professional consignees and affiliated foreign distributors by letter on 07/07/08 and advised of the mislabeled device and potential hazard associated with delivery of the IOL. Consignees were instructed to return identified lots in their inventory and to return the enclosed business reply card for product replacement. Contact Stericycle Inc at 1-800-668-4391 for assistance with returning the recalled product. Contact Alcon Customer Service at 1-800-862-5266 for questions about the recall.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 174249 Exp 07/2010 Lot 174250 Exp 07/2010 and  Lot 174244 Exp 07/2010
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and OUS: Brazil, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Singapore and India.
  • Product Description
    MONARCH¿ II IOL Delivery System, Cartridge Model B, part #8065977758, packaged in pouches, 10 pouches/carton, and labeled in part ***Alcon Laboratories Fort Worth, Texas 76134 USA***for AcrySof¿ IOLs*** The product is used for implanting intraocular lenses (IOLs) into the eye following cataract removal. Each cartridge is imprinted with the model type on the wing of the Monarch II cartridge which can be visually verified prior to use.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Alcon Laboratories, Inc, 6201 South Fwy, Fort Worth TX 76134-2001
  • Source