Recall of Pentax Video Gastroscope

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Pentax of America 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
    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
    Gastroscope and accessories, flexible/rigid - Product Code FDS
  • Reason
    Pentax medical is initiating this field action to provide customers that have purchased the affected endoscopes with the most recent operation and reprocessing ifus.
  • Action
    Pentax sent as "Urgent Field Correction" and Field Correction Response Form dated August 15, 2016 to their affected customers.


  • Model / Serial
    EG-1690K, EG-2490K, EG-279oI, EG-2790K, EG-2990K, EG-2990K, EG-349oK and EG-3890TK
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide and Japan
  • Product Description
    Pentax Video Gastroscope is intended to be used with a Pentax video processor (including light source), documentation equipment, monitor, EndoTherapy Device such as a Biopsy Forceps, and other ancillary equipment for endoscopy and endoscopic surgery within the upper digestive tract including the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Pentax of America Inc, 3 Paragon Dr, Montvale NJ 07645-1782
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source