Recall of QuickCore Ultrasound Biopsy Needle

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Wilson-Cook Medical 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 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
    Biopsy Needle - Product Code FCG
  • Reason
    There is a possibility that the affected devices would not capture a biopsy during a procedure.
  • Action
    On April 24, 2002 all field representatives were notified via email and all international accounts via fax. Consignees were advised to quarantine all affected product in their possession and to give the product to their Territory Manager for return. Consignees were urged to complete the bottom portion of the letter and return it via the Territory Manager to Wilson-Cook Medical.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot #1580452, 1583962, 1584813, 1586227, 1587259, 1588313, 1589076, 1590011, 1591358, 1594584 (under hold in finished goods), and 1592359.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Units were distributed to medical facilities nationwide, UK and Israel
  • Product Description
    EUSN-19-QC Quick-Core Ultrasound Biopsy Needle, Specimen Notch: 20 MM.; Diameter: 5.2 FR. Tapered to 4.5FR. Length: 138-140 CM. Adjustable Needle: 19 GA. Needle Extension: 0-8 CM. Adjustable Minimum Endoscope Channel: 2.0 MM. Disposable-Single Use Only Sterile Shelf Life: 5 Years, Wilson Cook Medical GI Endoscopy, 4900 Bethania Station Road, Winston Salem, NC 27105.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Wilson-Cook Medical Inc, 4900 Bethania Station Rd, & 5951 Grassy Creek Blvd., Winston-Salem NC 27105
  • Source