Recall of HemoStar XK LongTerm Hemodialysis Catheter

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 3
  • 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, hemodialysis, implanted - Product Code MSD
  • Reason
    Bard access systems is recalling one lot of 16 fr hemostar xk long term hemodialysis catheters because they were identified with an incorrect expiration date, 03/2015 rather than 10/2013.
  • Action
    Bard Access Systems sent an "URGENT: *16 FR HEMOSTAR* LONG-TERM HEMODIALYSIS CATHETER RECALL" letter dated August 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. A Reply Form and Inventory Reconciliation Form was enclosed for customers to complete and return via fax to 1-801-522-5674. Contact BAS Customer Service at 1-800-290-1689 for questions regarding this recall.


  • Model / Serial
    Product Code 5883730 lot number REVK0125.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    National US distribution only: MO, KS, AZ, OK, OR, AL, MA, TX, FL, MI, OH, LA, NJ, NC, WA, AR.
  • Product Description
    16 Fr HemoStar XK Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter, implanted Standard kit containing an AirGuard introducer. The device is used for patients requiring hemodialysis. || The HemoStar XK catheter is made of radio-opaque polyurethane and allows for flow rates as high as 500 ml/min during hemodialysis treatment.
  • Manufacturer


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