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Boston Scientific Corporation Recalls Imager II Angiographic Catheters Due to Tip Detachment

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall.  Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

Recalled Product

Boston Scientific Corporation IMAGER II 5F Angiographic Catheters

  • See lot numbers below under Full List of Affected Devices
  • Distribution Dates: July 16, 2018 to November 26, 2019
  • Devices Recalled in the U.S.: 6,130
  • Date Initiated by Firm: February 11, 2020

Device Use

The Boston Scientific Corporation IMAGER II 5F Angiographic Catheters are used to provide a pathway to deliver contrast agents to blood vessels including carotid arteries. 

Reason for Recall 

Boston Scientific Corporation is recalling IMAGER II 5F Angiographic Catheters because there is a potential for the catheter tip to become detached during a patient procedure or during procedure preparation.

Use of the affected product may lead to additional surgical intervention to remove the catheter tip in the patient’s blood vessel and increased time in the hospital. There is also the potential for serious adverse events including obstruction of blood flow (embolism), stroke, or death.

There are nine reported injuries.

Who May be Affected

  • Health care providers using the Boston Scientific IMAGER II 5F Angiographic Catheters
  • Patients receiving cardiac surgery with the Boston Scientific IMAGER II 5F Angiographic Catheters

What to Do

On February 11, 2020, Boston Scientific Corporation sent a letter to customers informing them of the affected lot numbers and provided the following instructions:

  • Remove any affected lots in the hospital inventory
  • Stop using any product with the affected lot number
  • Complete the Verification Form and include the quantity of units from each affected lot
  • Return the affected lots to Boston Scientific Corporation

Contact Information

Customers who have questions about the notification should contact their local sales representative or BSCFieldActionCenter@bsci.com.

Full List of Affected Devices

Product Description Outer Package UPN # Inner Package UPN # GTIN Lot/Batch # Expiration Date
Imager™ II
Angiographic Catheter

M001314051

M001314050

08714729354871

134092

23-Aug-2020

M001314051

M001314050

08714729354871

134600

12-Sep-2020

M001314061

M001314060

08714729354888

134011

20-Aug-2020

M001314141

M001314140

08714729354963

133737

10-Aug-2020

M001314341

M001314340

08714729355168

139512

12-Mar-2021

M001314581

M001314580

08714729355403

134631

13-Sep-2020

M001314591

M001314590

08714729355410

132447

13-Jun-2020

M001314661

M001314660

08714729355489

132355

8-Jun-2020

M001315151

M001315150

08714729355892

132823

26-Jun-2020

M001315151

M001315150

08714729355892

133447

13-Jul-2020

M001315151

M001315150

08714729355892

133448

16-Jul-2020

M001315151

M001315150

08714729355892

134946

25-Sep-2020

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How do I report a problem?

Health care professionals and consumers may report adverse reactions or quality problems they experienced using these devices to MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program  either online, by regular mail or by FAX.