Recall of Device Recall Optionvm Urinary Catheter. Male use only. Latex Free. Sterile, Rx only.

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by C.R. Bard, 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
    Catheter, retention type, balloon - Product Code EZL
  • Reason
    During an fda inspection it was found out that the practical foley catheters to be potentially nonsterile.
  • Action
    C.R. Bard sent an Urgent - Medical Device Product Recall letter dated July 8, 2016, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. The firm notifies customers of the recall, provides a clinical risk statement, and gives instructions regarding product disposition. Facilities are instructed to examine their inventory and quarantine any recalled product. The firm requested that customers complete the Recall & Effectiveness Check Form if product is or is not in inventory. If product was further distributed, customers should be forwarded the recall notification letter and Recall& Effectiveness Check Form. If you or the patient using these catheters has had an adverse event related to the recalled catheters, please contact Bard Medical Division Field Assurance at 1-800-526-4455 (option 5, then option 4) or via email at BMD.FieldAssurance@crbard. com.


  • Model / Serial
    Device Listing No.: D022515. CatalogNo.: MV39016. Lot No.: P1007642, P1007465, P1007466, P1007643, P1007641, P1007640, P1007468, P1007467. Exp Date: 08/01/2016.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Distribution to the states of : AL, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, MA, MD, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TN, WA, and WI.
  • Product Description
    Option-vm Urinary Catheter. Male use only. Latex Free. Sterile, Rx only.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    C.R. Bard, Inc., 8195 Industrial Blvd NE, Covington GA 30014-1497
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source