Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de BetterBladder

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 Circulatory Technology 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.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • 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
    Open, Classified
  • País 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
    Reservoir, blood, cardiopulmonary bypass - Product Code DTN
  • Causa
    The device is used as part of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo) cardiopulmonary bypass circuits and may collapse during use which can increase resistance to flow in the venous line and cause a drop in circuit blood flow.
  • Acción
    The firm is requesting that consignees immediately inspect inventory, and quarantine all units having the aforementioned lots. These units must be returned to CTI. CTI will provide UPS shipping labels for returning the units and will provide replacements or credit for the returned units. Should the inventory consist of only the affected lots then, until the consignee receives replacement BB14s from an unaffected lot, the firm recommends using the BB14 from the affected lots only if, prior to its use, they pull on the pigtail of the Better-Bladder to test its bond integrity prior to its use. If the pigtail dislodges then return the unit for credit or replacement. The consignees should complete and return the enclosed response form via email to as soon as possible.


  • Modelo / Serial
    **Recall expanded to add additional lot numbers highlighted with "**": BB14 Lot Numbers: 5290-S19785, 5290-S19786, 5290-S19872, **5290-S19925; BB14NS Lot Numbers: 17062201, 17062202, 17062203, and **170905
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    **Requested update** Distributed in 19 states: AL, AR, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MO, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, and the District of Columbia.
  • Descripción del producto
    Better-Bladder cardiopulmonary bypass blood reservoir; Models: BB14 (individual, sterile, pouched) and BB14NS (sold bulk to kit manufacturers)
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Circulatory Technology Inc, 21 Singworth St, Oyster Bay NY 11771-3703
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Source