Recall of Device Recall Pentax

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Pentax of America 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 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
    Bronchoscope (flexible or rigid) - Product Code EOQ
  • Reason
    Pentax america inc. is recalling various bronchoscopes which contain an incorrect operation and reprocessing ifus.
  • Action
    Pentax Medical sent a U.S. Urgent Field Correction notice to all affected customers with a recall letter/return response form on May 31, 2016 via Fed Ex. Customers with questions were instructed to call 800-431-5880, ext. 2064.


  • Model / Serial
    EB-1170K; EB-1570K; EB-1575K; EB=1970K; EB-1970TK; EB-1975K
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    Pentax Video Bronchoscope || Designed to be used with a Pentax Video Processor (including light source), documentation equipment, video monitor, endo-therapy accessories (such as biopsy forceps) and other ancillary equipment for endoscopy and endoscopic surgery within the airways and tracheobronchial tree.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Pentax of America Inc, 3 Paragon Dr, Montvale NJ 07645-1782
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source