Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty Catheter

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 Boston Scientific Corporation.

¿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
    Bronchial thermoplasty system - Product Code OOY
  • Causa
    Boston scientific has discovered an inconsistent "use by" expiration date on a single lot/batch of alair bronchial thermoplasty catheters. the expiration date indicated on the inner tray, 2012-04, is incorrect. the correct expiration date is 2014-04 as indicated on the outer box label.
  • Acción
    The firm, Boston Scientific, sent a letter dated May 28, 2013, via express mail to all its direct consignees. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were informed that you can continue to use the device until the expiration date on the outer box lablel, 2014-04; No product is being recalled and the you are not required to return product to Boston Scientific. The customers were instructed to read the enclosed information carefully and post the information in a conspicuous location near the affected product and/or take such other steps, consistent with your internal policies and procedures, to ensure that the information is easily accessible to all users of this device; and to complete and return the Customer Acknowledgment Form even if you no longer have any units from the affected lot/batch via email: or Fax to: Field Action Center - 1866-213-1806. If you have any questions, call 763-494-1133 or email: .


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot/batch Number: CM040212; Exp. Date: April 2014
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide distribution: US (nationwide) including states of: CA, FL, IA, ID, MI, OK, TA and WA; and countries of: Canada and Thailand.
  • Descripción del producto
    Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty Catheter, Bronchial Thermoplasty System; Material Number: M005ATS25010, Catalog Number: ATS 2-5. Product is manufactured and distributed by Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC), Sunnyvale, CA || The Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System (including the Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty Catheter) is indicated for the treatment of severe persistent asthma in patients 18 years and older whose asthma is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long acting beta agonists.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Boston Scientific Corporation, 100 Boston Scientific Way, Marlborough MA 01752-1234
  • 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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