Recall of Needle, Biopsy

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Bard Peripheral Vascular 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 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
    kit, needle, biopsy - Product Code FCG
  • Reason
    The recall was initiated after the firm determined that some magnum disposable biopsy core needle 16 gauge lots may exhibit an exposed sample chamber, due to extended stylet length resulting from a loose hub connection. the exposed sample chamber will typically result in an inability to obtain the biopsy sample. in the majority of reported cases, there was no injury to the patient or user. when us.
  • Action
    The recall notification was initiated by the firm issuing an urgent medical device notification to it's consignees on October 08, 2009 via USPS requesting them to check all inventory locations for the affected products, remove and return affected products to Bard. The consignees were instructed to complete and return a recall effectiveness check form. Bard provided this 800 number 1-800-321-4254 for any questions consignees may have.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Number: REQJ0345 REQJ0534 REQK0287 REQK0817 REQK0993 RERA0224 RERA0592 RERA0755 RERB0582 RERC0904 RERD0210 RERD0711 RERF0404 RERG0082 RERH0917 RERJ0373 RERJ0643 RERJ0809 RERK0686 RERL0053 RESA0701 RESB0563 RESC0344 RESD0594 RESF0030 RESF0561 RESG0255 RESH0054 RESH0719 RESH0934 RESI0737 RESL0557 RETA0352 and RETB0215
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and internationally to Canada Mexico Algeria Andorra Austria Bahrain Belarus Belgium Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Finland France French Guiana Germany Gibraltar Greece Hungary Ireland Israel Italy Ivory Coast Kenya Kuwait Latvia Lebanon Luxembourg Malta Martinique Mauritius Morocco Netherlands New Caledonia Nigeria Norway Oman Poland Portugal Republic of Kosovo Republic of Macedonia Reunion Romania Russia Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Slovenia South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland Syria Tunisia Turkey Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Australia New Zealand Canada Japan Bangladesh China Hong Kong India Indonesia Korea Malaysia Pakistan Singapore Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand Vietnam Argentina Bahamas Barbados Brazil Chile Colombia Dominican Republic Mexico Peru and Suriname
  • Product Description
    Bard Magnum Disposable Biopsy Core Needle 16 gauge, Catalog Number: MN1620. || Bard Magnum Disposable Biopsy Core Needle is intended for use in obtaining biopsies from soft tissues such as liver, kidney, prostate, breast, spleen, lymph nodes and various soft tissue tumors.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc, 1625 W 3rd St, Tempe AZ 85281-2438
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source