According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Davol, Inc., Sub. C. R. Bard, Inc..

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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
    mesh, surgical, polymeric - Product Code FTL
  • Reason
    Mislabeled: product labeled as small oval (3.1" x 4.7") may contain small circle (3.0").
  • Action
    An "URGENT RECALL: BARD VENTRIO SMALL OVAL HERNIA PATCH (LOT DATB0015" letter dated April 8, 2010, was issued by the firm (Davol) to all customers via FedEx overnight with signature required. The letter describes the product, problem and action to be taken by the customers. The customers were instructed to: please examine their inventory and immediately discontinue use of this lot; contact the Davol Customer Service Department at 1-800-556-6275 for instructions on how to return product to firm; complete and fax the EFFECTIVENESS CHECK sheet to 1-401-825-8753, and forward a copy of this letter, if they are a distributor, to their customers who have received the product and lot number. All products returned will be held at the Davol, Warwick location. Please contact your Davol Territory Manager or C.R. Bard's Medical Service Support Department at 1-800-562-0027 if you have any other questions.


  • Model / Serial
    REF 0010211 Lot DATB0015
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide distribution
  • Product Description
    Bard Ventrio Small Oval Hernia Patch 8cm X 12cm (3.1" x 4.7"), Warwick, RI || Product Code: 0010211 || The Ventrio Hernia Patch is a self-expanding non-absorbable, sterile prosthesis, containing two primary layers of monofilament polypropylene mesh stitched with PTFE monofilament to an ePTFE sheet, forming a positioning pocket. The Ventrio Hernia Patch is indicated for use in the reconstruction of soft tissue deficiencies, such as for the repair of hernias.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Davol, Inc., Sub. C. R. Bard, Inc., 100 Crossings Blvd, Warwick RI 02886-2850
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source