Recall of Device Recall MR GHIATAS Beaded Breast Localization Wire

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Bard Peripheral Vascular 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
    Guide, needle, surgical - Product Code GDF
  • Reason
    It may be at risk of containing a non-mr compatible ghiatas beaded breast localization wire instead of a mr compatible ghiatas beaded breast localization wire.
  • Action
    Bard sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall notification letter dated March 28, 2017 to customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. For questions contact your Bard representative.


  • Model / Serial
    REYB1777 REZI0726 REZI0988 REZK0741 REZL0066 REAN0884
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of TX, FL, MO, NJ, WI, AL, TX, CA, OK, AZ, NC, GA, ID, WA, NY, NM and the countries of: Brazil, Canada, China, Taiwan, Canada, and Belgium.
  • Product Description
    MR GHIATAS Beaded Breast Localization Wire, Product Code: 477201, 479201 || Product Usage: || The GHIATAS Beaded Breast Localization Wire consists of an introducer needle and asemi-rigid localization wire that are intended for use during breast lesion surgery as a guidefor the surgeon to follow in the excision of the lesion. Product Codes 47020, 475201, 477201,479201, and 470201 do not have the ultrasound enhancement shown in Figure 1. In addition,Product Codes 475201, 477201, 479201, and 470201 may be placed under MRI guidance. || .
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc, 1625 W 3rd St Bldg 1, Tempe AZ 85281-2438
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source