Recall of Device Recall Ultraflex tracheobronchial Stent System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Boston Scientific Corporation.

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
    Prosthesis, tracheal, expandable - Product Code JCT
  • Reason
    Suture related device failures during deployment and repositioning of the stent.
  • Action
    Boston Scientific issued an "Urgent Medical Device Recall - Immediate Action Required" notification dated May 17, 2010 to U.S. Distributors stating that use and distribution of products should cease immediately and return all affected product to the firm for replacement. Distributors were asked to complete and return reply a verification tracking form. For further information, contact Boston Scientific at 1-866-868-4004.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: 9657941 9658105 9696978 9737028 9822915 9822918 11084897 11143496 11150354 11150355 11252315 11253322 11485085 11485088 11540266 11540268 11603795 11605485 11640294 11640296 11716316 11723616 11775490 11808563 11808564 11871267 11871268 12026243 12026244 12049248 12049249 12107672 12150138 12150139 12206312 12206316 12239697 12239880 12271577 12271579 12407609 12441821 12494755 12518886 12570571   12601507 12604799 12621237 12645436 12697020 12889006 12957090 12986896 13116725
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - Only US distributed product is affected by recall
  • Product Description
    Ultraflex Tracheobronchial Stent System. Uncovered - 14/30 Catalog Number: M00569090. Single Use, Rx only. Boston Scientific, Natick, MA 01760. || Indicated for the use in the treatment of tracheobronchial structures produced by malignant neoplasms.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Boston Scientific Corporation, 100 Boston Scientific Way, Marlborough MA 01752-1234
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We take a patient-first approach to assessing the applicability of every recall and communicate to regulatory bodies in all geographies where the recalled device is sold,” Boston Scientific said in a statement to ICIJ. “We have coordinated several recalls across many countries in a timely manner,” the company said, adding that it complies with all national laws, which can often vary and require different processes for reporting information or taking action on recalls. The company said it uses a rigorous and uniform process to take action on recalls and that “when we initiate a field action (e.g. recall, safety alert), every customer who has received an affected product receives a communication that includes a letter for the physician.”
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