Recall of Magic3

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by C.R. Bard, 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
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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, urological (antimicrobial) and accessories - Product Code MJC
  • Reason
    Misbranding; the product labeled as an antibacterial hydrophilic intermittent catheter, is instead an antibacterial intermittent catheter (no hydrophilic coating).
  • Action
    Bard Medical sent an Urgent Medical Device Product Recall letter dated October 5, 2016 to customers The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to examine and quarantine and return affected inventory. Customers were asked to complete and return the accompanying Recall & Effectiveness Check Form attached.


  • Model / Serial
    Product Code: 53514, Lot number: 53622813, Exp. Date: 30Sep2017.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution in the states of: CA, FL, IL, IN, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX and UT.
  • Product Description
    Magic3 Antibacterial Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter, Male 14 Fr. (30/Box), Sterile || Product Usage: || The catheter is an all silicone, single lumen, drainage tube with drainage eyes at the proximal end and a tapered funnel at the distal end. The outer surface of the catheter has an antibacterial and hydrophilic coating which binds water molecules to the surface creating a smooth lubricating film. It is packaged with a water sachet that is manually burst to hydrate the catheter coating at time of use. The catheters are packaged in a film-to-film pouch and are sterilized by electron beam irradiation and are distributed as a single use device. The catheter is intended for urinary bladder drainage in adult males and females requiring catheterization for management of incontinence, voiding dysfunction and surgical procedures. Efficacy of the catheter in preventing urinary tract infection during intermittent use has not been established. The device is not intended to be used as a treatment for active urinary tract infection. For urological use only; urinary catheters are intended for use for bladder management including urine drainage, collection and measurement. The devices are passed to the urinary bladder via the urethra.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    C.R. Bard, Inc., 8195 Industrial Blvd NE, Covington GA 30014-1497
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source