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Bard® Composix® Kugel® Mesh Patch

Class 1 Recall
*This recall notice was superseded with an updated notice on January 24, 2007, to include additional product codes and lot numbers recalled by the manufacturer.* 
Date Recall Initiated:

December 22, 2005

 

Product:

*This recall notice was updated on March 31, 2006, to include additional product codes and lot numbers recalled by the manufacturer since the first list was issued (see previous announcement) . The expanded list below includes all recalled product codes and lot numbers.*

 

Product Code Description Lot Numbers Recalled Date Recalled
0010206 Bard® Composix® Kugel® Extra Large Oval, 8.7” x 10.7” All Lot Numbers December 2005 and January 2006
0010207 Bard® Composix® Kugel® Extra Large Oval, 10.8” x 13.7” All Lot Numbers December 2005 and January 2006
0010208 Bard® Composix® Kugel® Extra Large Oval, 7.7” x 9.7” All Lot Numbers December 2005 and January 2006
0010209 Bard® Composix® Kugel® Oval, 6.3” x 12.3” All Lot Numbers March, 24, 2006
0010202 Bard® Composix® Kugel® Large Oval, 5.4” x 7.0” 41*L****, 41*M****, 41*N****, 43*L****, 43*M****, 43*N**** March 24, 2006
0010204 Bard® Composix® Kugel® Large Circle, 4.5” 41*L****, 41*M****, 41*N****, 43*L****, 43*M****, 43*N**** March 24, 2006
Use:

The Composix® Kugel® Mesh Patch is used to repair ventral (incisional) hernias caused by thinning or stretching of scar tissue that forms after surgery. The patch is placed behind the hernia defect through a small incision. The patch is then held open by a “memory recoil ring” that allows the patch to be folded for insertion and later spring open and lay flat once it is in place.

 

Recalling Firm: Davol, Inc., Sub. C.R. Bard, Inc.
100 Sockanossett Crossroad
Cranston, RI 02920
Reason for Recall: The "memory recoil ring" that opens the Composix® Kugel® Mesh Patch can break under the stress of placement of the large sized products in the intra-abdominal space. This can lead to bowel perforations and/or chronic intestinal fistulae (abnormal connections or passageways between the intestines and other organs).
Public Contact: Robin Drago
VP Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
Davol, Inc., Sub. C.R. Bard, Inc.
100 Sockanossett Crossroad
Cranston, RI 02920
401-463-7000 x2389
FDA District:

New England

 

FDA Comments:
  • Surgeons and hospitals should stop using the recalled product and return unused units to the company.
  • Patients who have who have been implanted with one of the recalled devices should seek medical attention immediately if they experience symptoms that could be associated with ring breakage such as unexplained or persistent abdominal pain, fever, tenderness at the implant site or other unusual symptoms.
  • Davol, Inc. (a subsidiary of C.R. Bard) notified U.S. customers of the recall by letter on 12/27/05 via Federal Express.
  • On March 24, 2006, Bard issued letters to hospitals and health care professionals alerting them to the additional recalled products. The letters included updated Instructions for Use clarifying the proper insertion technique and Supplemental Patient Management Information. A copy of the company’s press release regarding this recall can be found on the Bard website.
  • For more information, customers can contact Bard Customer Service at 1-800-FOR-BARD or bard.helpline@crbard.com . Physicians may contact bard Medical Services and Support at 800 227-3357 or medical.services@crbard.com.