Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de ATEC Breast Biopsy and Excision System

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por Hologic, Inc..

¿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.

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  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fecha de finalización del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    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.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Biopsy Instrument - Product Code KNW
  • Causa
    The distal tip of the needle may become detached and remain in the patient, requiring surgical removal.
  • Acción
    Consignees were notified via an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated 9/17/08 asking them to immediately check their inventories and quarantine all affected product from the listed lots. Also, if the product had been further distributed, users were to be identified and notified of the recall. Products are to be held in quarantine until they are returned to Hologic. The response form must be completed and returned to fulfill regulatory requirements and document actions taken at your facility. Handpieces whose pouches had been opened were to be destroyed, as they could potentially shift during transport and expose dangerous sharp points to personnel handling the boxes. Upon receipt of the attached response form, Hologic will promptly send an equivalent amount of replacement product free of charge.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lots 804038, 804050, 804067, 804085, 805049, 805054, 805064, 805080, 806004, 806016, 806051, 806066 and 806121.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution --- including USA and countries of Australia, Belgium, Brazil and Singapore.
  • Descripción del producto
    ATEC Breast Biopsy and Excision System 12 gauge, 20 centimeter handpiece, sterile, Hologic, Inc., Indianapolis, IN; Model number ATEC 1212-20. || Intended for partial or complete removal of tissue samples for diagnostic testing.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Hologic, Inc., 9502 Angola Ct Ste 3, Indianapolis IN 46268-3178
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Source