Recall of Device Recall Vesica

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

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
    Staple, Fixation, Bone - Product Code JDR
  • Reason
    The packages are labeled sterile, but the product was not sterilized.
  • Action
    Consignees were notified by letters dated 6/2/06 and sent via Federal Express and requesting return of the products.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 8379834.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide, including California, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • Product Description
    Boston Scientific Vesica Drill-In Bone Locator; sterile, single use only; REF/Catalog no. 820-103, UPN M0068201030.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Boston Scientific Corp, 780 Brookside Dr, Spencer IN 47460-1080
  • Source