Recall of SEEKER(R) Crossing Support Catheter

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
    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, percutaneous - Product Code DQY
  • Reason
    Device is at risk of having detectable levels of bacterial endotoxin present on the packaging hoop that the catheter is packaged in. the bacterial endotoxin levels for the catheters are within acceptable levels; however, if bacterial endotoxins are present on the packaging hoops it may have the potential for cross-contamination in a clinical setting.
  • Action
    The firm initiated the recall via an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification letter on 04/16/2018. The letter identified the affected device, reason for the recall, and required actions. Customers are asked to check their inventory for and remove the affected product code and lot number combinations. The Recall and Effectiveness Check Form should be completed and returned even if affected product has been used. The firm requested the return of the recalled product; and will provide a replacement after all information has been verified and product returned. The completed form can be emailed to or faxed to 1-800-994-6772.


  • Model / Serial
    UDI: (01)00801741067921(17)191115(10)VTBY0563, Lot Number: VTBY0563
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR SEEKER(R) Crossing Support Catheter, 0.035", 150 cm, REF SK15035M. || Intended to support a guidewire during access into the vasculature.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc, 1625 W 3rd St Bldg 1, Tempe AZ 85281-2438
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source