Recall of Device Recall SafeCut Safety Scalpels

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Bard Access Systems.

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
    Handle, scalpel - Product Code GDZ
  • Reason
    Potential for inadvertent scalpel stick injury involving the safety scalpel.
  • Action
    Bard sent an Urgent Notification letter date June 26, 2014 to affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed on the proper device use and safety mechanism activation of the Safe-Cut Safety Scalpel. For questions call coordinator, Shelly Gilbert, at 1-800-290-1689.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot numbers: 1174108,1174108,1174108D,1174108D,1174108D,1174108D,1174108D,1174108D,1175108,1175108,1175108,1175108,1175108,1194108,1194108,1194108,1194108D,1194108D,1194108D,1194108D,1194108D,1194118,1194118,1194118,1194118,1194118,1275108,1275108,1275108,1275108,1275108D,1275108D,1275108D,1275108D,1275108D,1295108,1295108D,1295108D,1295108D,1295108D,1295108D,1295108D,1295108D,1295108D,1295108D,1295108FD,1295108FD,1295118,1295118,1295118,1295118,1295118,1385108Q,1385108QD,1385108QD,1385108QD,1385108QD,1386108,1386108D,1386108D,1395108QD,1395108QD,1396118,2194108,2194108,2295108,3154108,3154108,3174108,3174108,3174108,3174108,3174108d,3175108,3194108,3194108D,3255108,3255108,3255108,3255108,3274108,3275108,3275108d,3275108d,3295108,3295108,3295108,3295108d,3295108FD,3295108FD,3385108Q,3385108QD,3385108QD,3385108QD,3386108,3386108,3386108,3386108d,3395108Q,3395108QD,3395108QD,3396108,3396118,4154108,4154108,4154108,4154108D,4154108D,4154108D,4154108D,4154108D,4154108D,5575240,5605150,5605150,5605150,5605200,5605200,5605200,5605200,5605240,5605240,5605300,5605300,5615150,5615150,5615150,5615150,5615150,5615200,5615200,5615200,5625150,5625150,5625240,5655200,5755200,5766150,5766150,6174108,6194108,6194108,6194118,6194118,6295108,6295108,9173108,9173108D,9174108,9174108,9194108,9194108,9194108,9194108D,9275108d,9275108d,9275108f,9275108f,9275108f,9295108fd,9295108fd,9385108Q,9385108Q,9385108QD,9385108QD,9385108QD,9395108QD,9395108QD,9395108QD,9395118Q,9717308,
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide
  • Product Description
    Bard Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) and Dialysis catheter kits containing Safe-Cut Safety Scalpels.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Bard Access Systems, 605 North 5600 West, Salt Lake City UT 84116-3738
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source