Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Imager II Angiographic Catheter

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Boston Scientific Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class II
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Boston scientific has received a field report noting that some units within a certain lot were missing the bottom pouch seal that forms part of the sterile barrier. this was caused by an alternate label reprint process which resulted in the units missing a step in the packaging process. although boston scientific has confirmed that only one batch (00112758) was missing a bottom seal, as a precautionary measure, they are notifying all customers of this issue that received batches processed through this alternate label reprint process. on affected product, the compromised seal is completely missing and is obvious to the user. the device can be readily exchanged resulting in an insignificant prolongation in the medical procedure. to date there have been no reports of patient injury associated with a missing pouch seal.
  • Acción
    Boston Scientific is advising customers to post the customer letter that details the issue in a visible location near the product to ensure all users are aware of the issue. Users are to immediately discontinue use of and segregate any inventory missing a bottom pouch seal, and then return it to Boston Scientific. Credit will be issued for returned stock. This action has been closed-out on 27/06/2017.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Imager II Angiographic Catheter Various Material Numbers (UPNs) and Batch NumbersExpiry date range: 1 April 2018 - 31 July 2018ARTG Number: 137897
  • Manufacturer


  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “We take a patient-first approach to assessing the applicability of every recall and communicate to regulatory bodies in all geographies where the recalled device is sold,” Boston Scientific said in a statement to ICIJ. “We have coordinated several recalls across many countries in a timely manner,” the company said, adding that it complies with all national laws, which can often vary and require different processes for reporting information or taking action on recalls. The company said it uses a rigorous and uniform process to take action on recalls and that “when we initiate a field action (e.g. recall, safety alert), every customer who has received an affected product receives a communication that includes a letter for the physician.”
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