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Class 1 Device Recall Bard

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  Class 1 Device Recall Bard see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 22, 2005
Date Posted February 22, 2006
Recall Status1 Completed
Recall Number Z-0760-06
Recall Event ID 34393
Product Classification Hernia repair device - Product Code FTL
Product Bard¿ Composix¿ Kugel Large Oval, 5.4'' x 7'' for hernia repairs
Product Code: 0010202
Code Information Lot Numbers: 41*L****, 41*M****, 41*N**** 43*L****, 43*M****, 43*N**** 
Recalling Firm/
Davol, Inc., Sub. C. R. Bard, Inc.
100 Sockanossett Crossroad
Cranston RI 02920
For Additional Information Contact Robin Drago
401-463-7000 Ext. 2389
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Memory recoil ring could break and potentially lead to bowel perforation and or chronic enteric fistula. (Extension of recall Z-0524/0526-06)
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Davol Inc. notified US Customers by letter on 12/27/05 via Federal Express. Bard Regulatory International was notified 12/22/05 to recall to accounts outside the US. Accounts are requested to return recalled product. A second letter issued dated January 5, 2006 to include additional product codes not identified in the first letter, specifically to the accounts that received those lots. On 3/24 / 06, Davol issued a third Recall Notification for the extended recall to Hospitals and Distributors and a Dear Doctor Letter to Chief of Surgery.
Quantity in Commerce 25,890
Distribution Nationwide Foreign: Australia, Canada, Japan,
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.